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About

Hi there! My name is Natasha Kravchuk. My handsome husband, Vadim and I happily run this blog together full time (more on that below).

I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of Ukrainian-American recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, sometimes bizarre and occasionally naughty. We also have unique and decadent desserts from Europe and around the world.

My family:

I used to be so shy I thought no one would marry me until my husband came along and swept me off my feet. I married (up) to my wonderful husband Vadim over 15 years ago. We are blessed with two littles. Every recipe is tasted and approved by each of us and is often critiqued by relatives and friends. We live in Idaho, “Ida-who?” Potatoes, people. Potatoes! Our family attends Life Church in Boise. We strive to walk in love and live our lives by the word of God and life of Jesus.

My background:

We’re so thankful to be full time foodies. We’re living our dream because of you and I can’t thank you enough!  I feel like God has worked all of my experiences together like a puzzle to bring me to this point. It took me a little bit to discover what God had in mind for me. I thank God for everything, without Whom I would be merely human (and that would suck).

Here’s the rundown:

*Starting as a teen, I worked for 7 years as a business intern
*I have a bachelors degree in Business (long story)
*I worked as a Realtor for 4 years during which I had an early mid-life crisis and cried alot (lets just say it wasn’t for me).
*I also have a Bachelors degree in Nursing (shorter story, but still long).

So, I’m  a wife, mom, food blogger, entrepreneur, worship leader, and nurse. If I were a sandwich, I’d be a chicken bacon avocado on focaccia.

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About Natasha’s Kitchen:

I started this food and family blog in 2009 as a way to share favorite recipes and events with family and friends. It has grown much larger than I could have imagined with well over 900 recipes and about 5 Million hungry visitors per month.

My goal for this site is for people around the world to really discover and fall in love with cooking (particularly Russian and Ukrainian food). I know its a big dream, but why would someone want a small dream?

This is a personal website and all of the recipes are tested and approved by my family. All of the photography is done by myself and I’m the one showing up in our videos. My husband edits the photos and videos (and he’s the videographer single handedly running 3 cameras at once).

Much of the knowledge I share comes from my Mama, Mama-in-law and family members. I am so thankful to have such amazing people in my life who generously share their rich knowledge of Cooking.

The ingredients we use are simple and easily accessible; not overly hoity-toity. My motto: if you can read (a well-written, tested and trusted recipe), you can cook

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How I got Started Cooking:

I wasn’t always excited about cooking. When I got married in 2003, it became a necessity – “must eat to live” and Mom wasn’t doing the cooking anymore. We had a lot of frozen meals (pizza, corn dogs; #ewe #ewe #ewe) – and we ate out too much in the first year of our marriage. I had a free summer (and decided I would improve my cooking skills so we could live and eat healthier. I dove into cookbook after cookbook and plundered my mom’s recipe books. I was at the library all the time bringing home piles of cookbooks; I was hooked! I even read my mother’s cooking textbook from her college days (Mom completed her culinary program when we moved to the US). I had discovered the joy of cooking. Within a few months, my husband and I each lost about 5 pounds just from cooking more at home! Now I can’t stop cooking and thinking about cooking and dreaming about cooking… I was born for this!

Culture and Background

My family moved from Ukraine to the US as refugees when I was 4 years old. I grew up eating authentic Ukrainian and Russian food. No doubt many of my recipes will have a Slavic origin and influence. I do love Russian/Ukrainian food and I hope the recipes on this site invoke the same love in you for the rich variety of foods of the Slavic culture.

My recipe collection continues to grow. I love to try new recipes and will share my favorites with you. I hope you enjoy this blog and find recipes that will become your family favorites as well.

Thank you for visiting my recipe blog, commenting, pinning and sharing the recipes with your peeps. And come back soon!

If you would like your recipe featured on this site, email it to me by clicking here (warning: spammers will get hit in the face with unripe avocados).

Please note: This blog includes only my own opinions and is not professional advice. It is not intended to be a diet plan, although I try to post healthy-ish recipes, please talk to your Dr. for medical or dietary advice. I am not liable if you eat too many piroshki.

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  • Lana
    November 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I tried your recipe for Vareninki (pierogi) dough and love it! It’s so much easier to work with than my mothers recipe… After I tried it I called mom and shared it with her. She’s excited to try it too. Mom is the one that told me about your site by the way, she loves it! I too, am a fan. The sour cream makes the dough so much easier to work with~ delicious! Thank you  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Lana! Reply

  • Colleen Moore
    November 10, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I can’t say enough about your recipes…. Love them! I save so many off Facebook and quite often search for my favourites when creating a meal plan for my weekly dinners. I’ve even got my mom saving your recipes now too.

    I’m wondering if you’ve considered a weekly meal plan link with grocery lists on your website?
    p.s. can’t wait for your cookbook ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Colleen, Thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Maryna
    November 7, 2019

    Hello Natasha:

    I have been following your cooking blog for few years now. You are amazing! You have such a beautiful family, and you are true inspiration for me. I am also from Ukraine, eastern part, so it warms my heart to see recipes of so many delicious Ukrainian and Russian food.

    Sincerely,

    Maryna Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this, thank you Maryna! Reply

  • Alexzander Squire
    November 2, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    I love MOST of your recipes and I watch your videos consistently. All your food look like comfort food and you make cooking look so simple and clean. You’re always very pretty and funny as you do your jokes on the videos. I love Ina Garten, but you’re definitely my new favorite. Have you ever worked with Ina, Martha or any other of your great counterparts? Any who… keep up the great work and keep the great videos coming of your delectable dishes coming!

    #Natashaskitchen ROCKS! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Doug Lake
    November 1, 2019

    Big fan Natasha. Love your beef stroganoff and so does my Russian neighbour when I cook it for her. My question is what size of Dutch Oven should I purchase for general soups, stews etc. What size is the one I see you use in most of your videos. Many thanks. Reply

  • Susan
    October 31, 2019

    Natasha
    I look forward to your videos and recipes that I see. I have tried a few and always happy how they taste! I keep waiting for you to come out with a cookbook. If you do, please post lots of pictures and make it a spiral one. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      Stay tuned for the cookbook Susan! Reply

  • MARY K
    October 31, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I also grew up in a Russian/Ukrainian/Slavic (Grandparents) Family. Everytime I go back home there are always homemade pirogies at the ready. Love your site, your recipes are wonderful. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Michelle
    October 30, 2019

    Hi, Natasha!\

    Big fan of all your videos! I have a question on your Apple Pie recipe.
    Can you make the filling and freeze it? Would like to make this for thanksgiving and that would be a timesaver. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      Hi Michelle, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Betsy Matson
    October 30, 2019

    Just started following your videos; your recipes looks so delicious, and I enjoy your cooking. You make it seem easy. I’m trying some of your recipes! Congrats on your success; continued luck and enjoy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • October 25, 2019

    Hi Natasha, we love all your recipes…we have some fresh beetroot that was given to us recently so we will be trying out your Borscht recipe…hope it is as easy and tastes as yummy as it looks!
    Love from my family in the Isle of Wight, UK xxx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2019

      That’s so great! I bet that would be so good in this recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Felipe Gonzalez
    October 24, 2019

    I enjoy all your recipes. Im from Juarez Chihuahua Mexico and i hope you can cook up some Spanish dishes Reply

  • Rosie,
    October 23, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I’ discovered you on u-
    Tube today. And it was
    Love. At 1st.site.
    Love your. Personality
    And your recipes.
    A new fan. !!!!
    Rosie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2019

      That’s so great, Rosie! I’m so glad you discovered our blog now too! Welcome! Reply

  • Linda Fernandes
    October 22, 2019

    I love your vivacious videos! The demonstration is excellent and the recipes are very yummy! Now that I read your personal story it all makes sense. I just got back from Croatia, my daughter returned from 2 week Moscow stay with Russian family she met over 20 years ago when she majored in Slavic language while in college. Needless to say we are big fans and wish you well Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      That’s just awesome Linda! I’m so happy you discovered our blog and recipes. Reply

  • Jere
    October 22, 2019

    I love watching your videos and trying your recipes I’ve been cooking for about 2 years now I look forward to checking the Facebook to see if you have any new videos out that I can try I have not found any food yet that you made that hasn’t been really good Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Janelle Squires
    October 22, 2019

    Been a follower for about a year now and I love all your recipes and videos! You have a such a warm, kind essence about you! I then read you live your life by the word of God and life of Jesus and it all made sense! Best wishes for continued success! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes, Janelle! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Carol Madonia
    October 21, 2019

    Love your recipes and your presentation..I’m an 85 year old who still loves to bake and cook! Reply

    • Natasha
      October 21, 2019

      Hi Carol, thank you so much for that sweet compliment! I’d love to hear more about your favorite recipes. I’m sure you have so much kitchen wisdom to share 🙂 Reply

  • Daren Murray
    October 21, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I have cooked a few of your recipes and have love them all. Keep up the great work and we enjoy you in Canada! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2019

      That’s so great, Daren! I’m so happy to hear that! Reply

  • Judy
    October 20, 2019

    Thank you for sharing all the tasty recipes and I am enjoying watching them all each time. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      Hi Judy! I’m so glad you have enjoyed our recipes. Reply

  • Sbo khoza
    October 19, 2019

    The best cakes ever tnx for sharing Natasha Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Sbo! Reply

  • Bożena
    October 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha…I love your videos and enjoy pretty much everything you make (except anything with Brussels sprouts)… I was reading about something you call tvarog. My Mother made a lot of things with something she called twaróg, which I am sure is the Polish version and was available in Chicago, which is where I grew up. She emigrated from Poland after WWII and cooked a lot of Polish and German food, which is what she knew! I now live in Phoenix and can’t find it anywhere. Is there an alternative option? Thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      Hi Bozena, we have several tvorog recipes here you may enjoy. Tvorog is also known as Farmers Cheese. Reply

  • Drahomir Haas
    October 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha, just became a subscriber and was wondering if we can ask you to make a new recipe. If so–Knedliky & zeli with roast pork was one of my favorites growing up. mom made it at least once a week, every bodies favorite. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Karin Vatne Johnson
    October 19, 2019

    I live in Norway and it is the first time I have seen an option of getting the recipe in metric, which is what we use here. Totally awsome and usable for me and my family. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 19, 2019

      Hi Karin, we have metric conversion measurements available on most of our recipes but still are working through the older ones to add them. If there is something specific you would like to see converted, please leave a comment on that particular recipe post and I will do my best to address it quickly. Thanks! Reply

  • Lori Kurochkina
    October 18, 2019

    Natasha, I am living in Russia with easy access to tvorog. Can you recommend me a recipe for a blini filling using tvorog? Tvorog and vanilla sugar, or powder sugar? What is your recommendation? Thank you 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      October 18, 2019

      Hi Lori, we always make cheese crepes with cream cheese and cottage cheese, we always make, but my Mother makes them with tvorog. Reply

      • Lori Kurochkina
        October 18, 2019

        ok 🙂 do you know if your mother mixes anything with the tvorog to make it sweeter? Reply

        • Natasha
          October 18, 2019

          Hi Lori, she does add some sugar to taste and 1 egg. It depends on how dense the tvorog is – a moister one will need 1 egg and a dryer tvorog will need 2 eggs. Reply

  • Karen
    October 18, 2019

    Love love love the spatchcock chicken recipe! it comes out perfect every time. My husband claims its the best chicken he’s ever had. Tonight I want to make two chickens because we have guest coming over. Any suggestions on how to do that? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2019

      Hi Karen, I haven’t made two at the same time. I would recommend doubling all ingredients and prepping for two in advance. If you plan to bake them at the same time it make take a while longer to bake. I’d love to know how it goes with two! Reply

  • Carmen Martinez
    October 18, 2019

    I love everything that you cook and bake I try to make some and they look pretty good but they taste delicious, I love your desserts, I show off making them for my family and friends Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Teresa C Palacioz
    October 17, 2019

    Natasha,
    I have pinned and tried some of your recipes, and I love them all. I’m glad that I finally sat myself down and became one of your followers. Keep up the great work. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog, Teresa!! Reply

  • Paul
    October 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    You voice sounds so familiar. Did you used to have a cooking show on cable TV? Your recipes look great! I can’t wait to try a few out for the holidays.

    Happy cooking!

    Paul Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2019

      I did not but we do have a Youtube channel! Reply

  • Jackie wirzman
    October 15, 2019

    Love all your recipes…my husband is also Ukrainian and polish..and my heritage is English and Irish…I love watching your videos..thx for all the great recipesi made the steak hoggies for the guys in my house and they were a hit Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jackie! I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Liliana
    October 15, 2019

    I love watching your video the food you making its amazing Today I’m going to make lasagna for my family I love all your recipes You have a beautiful family may God-bless you and your family
    We love you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review with me, Liliana! Reply

  • Barb
    October 14, 2019

    Please come up with a potsticker recipe! I love your recipes and i know theyd be wonderful Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion, Barb. Reply

  • Brenda
    October 12, 2019

    I made your “Beef and Broccoli with the Best Sauce”. It was terrific! Definitely a keeper and a staple to our menu. Quick prep, Cook, only problem I had was finding the grain direction on the sirloin I used, but got it right, was so tender and flavorful. Thank you for the recipe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Brenda! Reply

  • Joy Keyte
    October 12, 2019

    The first time I’ve watched your video, I fell in love with you. You are such a gifted, classy and quirky cook and your recipes are amazing. I just read your background and so glad to know that you and your family are Christians who want to follow and honour Jesus. So glad to find a website that I can go to for easy, healthy and delicious recipes, especially for a working mum like me. Thank you Natasha. God bless and all the best to your channel. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Joy. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Kimi
    October 11, 2019

    Could you do some allergy alternatives to classic recipes? I’m allergic to all nightshade foods, peanuts, and tree nuts. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion, Kimi. Reply

  • Chuck
    October 5, 2019

    Am a foodie and usually spend Saturday afternoons trolling for new food blogs, looking for a unique recipe to prepare that evening And ran across your blog. Absolutely beautifully put together, easy to navigate and a treat to view all of the wonderful imagery. Job well done to yourself and your husband! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you, Chuck! Reply

  • Fiona Blake
    October 2, 2019

    HI Natasha, I have been passed your chicken mango salad recipe. We are producing a recipe book for a U.K. primary school fundraiser. Please would you give permission to include this recipe with a link to your website. Many thanks and best wishes, Fiona Reply

    • Natasha
      October 3, 2019

      Hi Fiona, yes that will be fine. Reply

      • fiona blake
        October 3, 2019

        Many thanks for your help Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 3, 2019

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Beverley
    October 1, 2019

    Natasha, will you be adding Air Fryer recipes? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      Hi Beverley, that is a great question! We actually have an Air Fryer recipe on our blog here. We plan on more in the future, thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • connie yates
    October 1, 2019

    Natasha,

    I just love learning to cook new things with you! I mad the chocolate cake and it was to die for! I made the spatchcock chicken for Sunday Dinner and it was amazing! I’m going to cook every one of your recipes! Tonight is salisbury steak! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Connie! Reply

  • Marianne Healy
    September 28, 2019

    Natasha I love you & your recipes are wonderful & you do a great job showing us. But, I am so disappointed with the mini cheesecake with caramel sauce. it says “mini” which is known to be a mini size pan for 24. I have so much batter left over but used the crust ingredients in the 24 pan. Now I have to make more graham crust to use the rest of the batter. I have been baking for 67 yrs. Watching your video again, looks almost like a cup cake size, although thinking a muffin size???? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 30, 2019

      Hi Marianne, the mini is referring to the cheesecakes that they are mini compared to regular full-sized cheesecake. I wrote in the instructions: “Line a 24-count muffin tin.” which was a traditional muffin tin. Sorry for the confusion there. I also used a regular-sized cupcake pan in the video tutorial. I will put a note in the written recipe to emphasize that it is a regular-sized cupcake/muffin tin. Reply

  • Phyllis Bilsborough
    September 28, 2019

    Natasha….I came across your blog by accident. I am looking fwd.to seeing your recipes online.Altho I am not Ukranian/Russian myself I love the food……post me some good recipes…lol Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 28, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us< Phyllis. Reply

  • September 27, 2019

    You are fabulous not only in appearance but also your reciepes. You make it look easy and fun. That smile is inspiring and magical . Everyone should be cooking and feeding there families good food. None of this processed stuff . We need to teach the our children the art of cooking.
    Keep doing more please. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2019

      We love our home cooked meals! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Lucy
    September 26, 2019

    I tried the chicken and the mushrooms alfredo, it turn out great and it was delicious. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      You’re welcome, Lucy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Reply

  • Marina
    September 26, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I just discovered your blog and channel and I’m already in love. I made your mini cheesecake cups and they were to die for. I love cooking and baking and will defiantly try a lot more of your recipes in the near future. May God bless your family and continue to shower you with his love. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Marc Griffies
    September 24, 2019

    Love your recipes but most of all, I love your bubbly beautiful smile! Your better half is doing an awesome job with his videographer duties on your blogs!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! You’re so nice! Reply

  • Padma Jayatilake
    September 24, 2019

    Dear Natasha your recepies are wonderful and how you present it is so nice. Im from Sri Lanka , down India,which you can see in the world map. I would love to buy a recipe book of yours which includes your salads, and cakes etc, Please let me any online book shop which i can do. Thank you; I’m Padma Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2019

      Hi Padma, No cookbook at this time but stay tuned we do have plans in the works. Reply

  • Ruth Bautz
    September 23, 2019

    Not only are you helping to feed the hungry but you are also feeding the souls! Praise God. Love your website. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you, Ruth! Reply

  • shiraz
    September 22, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I am from Mumbai (India) glad I came across your recipes. they sound good and taste good too. have tried some very basic easy ones and love them. What makes one want to try out your recipes is your happy bubbly disposition that puts so much love in the food. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog! Welcome, Shiraz! Reply

  • Christine
    September 22, 2019

    Hi, I wanted to print some recipes but I dont like the ad’s printing with it, is there a way to print without ad’s? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 22, 2019

      Hi Christine, the ads should never print on the print-friendly page. Did it come out of your printer with an ad on it? If that is occurring, I definitely want to report it to my tech team asap. Please let me know and thank you! Reply

  • Diane
    September 21, 2019

    So glad to have found your blog. It all started because we are now living in a former-Soviet republic with a lot of buckwheat around and, as Americans, we didn’t know what to do with it. We discovered that and so much more. Love your recipes! Thank you also for your beautiful witness. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Ronda
    September 20, 2019

    Do you, or will you have a cookbook? I would enjoy having all your wonderful recipes in one location! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2019

      Hi Ronda, No cookbook at this time but stay tuned we do have plans in the works. Reply

  • Alexis
    September 19, 2019

    Do you have a cookbook if so what is the name of it and how do I order. I love all your recipes have not been disappointed in any of them. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2019

      Hi Alexis! We do not at this moment but we do look forward to creating one soon! Stay tuned! Reply

  • Michi Häring
    September 19, 2019

    Dear Natasha!

    I am from Germany. I love your recieps! I cooked a lot of them. I am your true Fan!!!!

    Loves from Munich!
    Michi Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2019

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Michi! I’m all smiles. Reply

  • Dorothy Mae Robbins
    September 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I am looking for the recipe for Chicken Fritters and the Chicken Tetrazini? I found the video, but I cant right the ingredients and directions fast enough. Where do I go to find this info? Reply

  • Aunt M
    September 19, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I just watched your knife tutorial, and I have a question for you.
    Do you ever consider posting stuff for people with arthritis? I have rather severe pain in my thumbs and forefingers, so have had to switch to all ceramic knives, and mezaluna type knifes. So, how do you sharpen those? And what’s a good way to hold a knife if you can’t use the thumb to put pressure on anything, because the joint will be too painful after only one or two cuts. Reply

    • Natasha
      September 19, 2019

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear you are dealing with arthritic pain – that is really tough. I honestly am not sure without doing more research. I would suggest googling to see if anyone else has posted suggestions. This video might be helpful. Reply

  • Emily
    September 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I LOVE your blog and your mini pavlova recipe has been a big hit for me! I’m looking to make a dessert for an upcoming party with the only request that it is “not too sweet”. I noticed you mention your apple rose tart is lightly sweet. What other dessert recipes on your blog would you consider lightly sweet?
    Thank you so much for all you do!
    Cheers,
    Emily Reply

    • Natasha
      September 17, 2019

      Hi Emily, we do prefer lightly sweet deserts so many of our recipes fit that category, such as the almond cake or many of our fruit desserts. You can explore all of our dessert subcategories hereReply

  • Regina Cameron
    September 16, 2019

    I absolutely love your chicken teriyaki recipe! I tried it two years ago and my grandson will not allow me to change the recipe at all! I cannot use any other recipe except yours for my grandson! I attempted to try another recipe because I could not find yours, he knows the difference! He remembered, it was Natasha’s Kitchen! I will be trying more of your recipes for I find them excellent easy to read and to complete!
    Thank you so much! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Aww that’s so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Regina! Reply

  • Alexander Brisker
    September 16, 2019

    We love your receipies, and had a quick question; what dutch oven do you use? We are in the market for one, and wanted to get your thoughts and/or recommendation! Thank you! Reply

  • Marie Blair
    September 15, 2019

    Hi there I watched a video about cutting onions and you asked for tips on how to stop them stinging and making your eyes cry! I only believe that if you hold your breath while chopping them it helps! Take a deep breath and chop them up.. turn away from the onions fumes are all times .. it may take a bit longer but it works for me! The fumes go through your nose and into your eyes so a good cold water wash helps before chopping them too! I hope it helps you a bit! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Marie! I guess that’s also a great way to practice holding your breath! Reply

      • September 19, 2019

        My training is as an analytical chemist, and I love to cook. To keep the onion (or garlic) fumes from making your eyes tear, is to run the onions and garlic under cold water after peeling, so that the surface is wet. The chemicals that cause tearing are called lacrimators, and those are water soluble, so if there’s water on the surface, the lacrimators go into the water instead of into the air. Voila! No tears! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 19, 2019

          Wow! Thank you for sharing that with us! I will have to give that a try. Thank you. Reply

  • Monica
    September 15, 2019

    Hi Natasha, So glad I found you. I come from a Polish background but my grandmothers aren’t around to help me learn how to cook traditional food. Thank you so much for your blog! *(love pierogi btw)  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      I’m so happy this blog is helpful, Monica! Thank you for that awesome feedback. Reply

  • ALEXANDER BRISKER
    September 15, 2019

    What Dutch oven do you use? We are in the market. We love your recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      Hi Alexander, we have some of our favorite pots and tools in our shop here. Reply

  • Vicki
    September 15, 2019

    I very much enjoy your cooking videos. Not only for the delicious recipes but I just find you to be so cute and you make me smile. Absolutely darling family. You should be very proud of what you are doing. Continued success and happiness. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 16, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you! Reply

  • Vera
    September 14, 2019

    Привет и спасибо за Ваши рецепты. I’m first generation Russian and am glad to see many of the recipes I grew up with featured. I learned to cook from babushka and mama. One thing I don’t remember how to make is cherry vareniki. Do you have a recipe for them? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2019

      Hi Vera, we sure do! you can try our Cherry Pierogies recipe here. I hope you enjoy that. Reply

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        September 15, 2019

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  • Pam
    September 14, 2019

    what State is your video filmed in. Your new home is lovely. Reply

  • Margherita
    September 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    really enjoyed reading your story and thank you for sharing it with us.

    You’re hooked on cooking and I’m hooked on your sensational recipes.

    I’ve saved your website on my desktop for easy access.

    Margherita
    (Australia but Italian born) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 13, 2019

      That’s so awesome, Margherita! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Marjeta Palaj
    September 11, 2019

    Natasha You are a beautiful healthy women you have a beautiful family God bless you All And I love your Cooking . Looks so colorful and healthy Brravo Brravo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Tanya
    September 11, 2019

    I love a good recipe, but it’s even better when the cook is a talented writer – and you, dear Natasha, really do possess a talent for writing.
    I’ll be visiting your blog very often, that’s for sure.
    All the best to you and your lovely family. Blessings!
    Tatiana (Tanya) from Serbia Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Tanya. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • LaJuonna Sirk
    September 9, 2019

    Hi Natasha,I love the food you post and your recipes are great.You use a hand held chopper a lot and use it to scrape up things.I would like to get a ouple but can’t find them.Can you help? Thank you. Reply

  • Thomas
    September 8, 2019

    Just subscribed to your YouTube channel and I’m loving it so far. The way you’re so animated and happy makes the videos extra enjoyable, and the recipes are just plain delicious. God bless you and your family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2019

      Thank you so much for subscribing! You are so nice! Thank you for watching our channel, blessings to you. Reply

  • Betty Nilsson
    September 8, 2019

    I am 2nd generation American, 4 of my grandparents from Ukraine. I have been making pierogis, varenyky for over 50 yrs, varying the fillings and dough I used. I made your recipe today and say it was the best I have done in many years and I will continue to use this, from the dough to the potato filling. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. Reply

  • Maria Isabel (from Panama)
    September 7, 2019

    thanks for all the love you put into your recipes, and for the variety; I always find something new and delicious to try Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Claire
    September 7, 2019

    Thank you Natasha for all your inspirational videos!! You & your family truly are a blessing to foodies! I read your story of discovering the joy that cooking brings. A true inspiration to those whom discover your blog & videos. I just stumbled upon a video of yours thus morning & started finding out more info from & about you. God truly has blessed you and your family! Keep up the amazing work! Love it all!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2019

      Hi Claire, I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment. Reply

  • Mery Savoni
    September 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha: I’m from Toronto Ontario Canada. I’m a real foodie and I love entertaining and cooking for my friends. I’m not very tech savvy and only recently been browsing through Facebook. I came across your shrimp fajita recipe and with a craving for shrimp, I made it tonight, including your sister’s amazing cilantro sauce. OMG I loved it. I really enjoyed it and it is a now go to favourite. Thank you much! BTW you have a lovely family Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! You’re so nice! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed our fajitas recipe, Mery. Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Wendy Duffy
    September 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I found your videos on facebook and can’t wait to dive into your recipes here. I have tried a few from your videos and my family loves them! I love how the ingredients are simple and easy to find. Thanks so much and keep up the good work! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Wendy. I’m so happy you discovered our blog too! Reply

  • Joanna Kindt
    September 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha! Loved the cheese steak video and you get props for the appearance and using the word hoagie! It must be difficult to get an authentic Italian roll in Idaho as we claim it’s our water that makes them unique here in Philly. I could almost smell the onions through the video. Only complaint – we don’t put mayo on ours! But by all means enjoy it the way you like. Job well done!

    Keep up with great work!
    Jo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2019

      Thank you for that great feedback, Joanna! Reply

  • Iryna Hayes
    September 5, 2019

    Hi Natasha. I am Ukrainian myself, live in US since 2002. I was looking for the dill pickles recipes and came across your site. I canned pickles with your Canned Dill Pickle Recipe. It came up soooo good! And I know the taste of REAL Ukrainian cuisine! I am definitely coming back here for more delicious recipes and will recommend it to others! Thank you! May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you and your family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Iryna. Reply

  • Nadia
    September 5, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I am a quite experienced cook but a new reader / viewer of your blog. Just wanted to let you know, that as a USSR-born myself, I love the mix of traditional Russian/Ukranian recepies and modern American cuisine.
    I also enjoy your outgoing and cute manner and sense of humor. Keep up the good work! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 5, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Nadia! Reply

  • Theresa
    September 3, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    Quick question… what meat thermometer (brand/model) do you use?

    I enjoy your recipes! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2019

      Hi Theresa, most of our favorite items can be found in our shop hereReply

  • Ellen Papageorge
    September 3, 2019

    I am getting ready to make the Vanilla recipe. I got a very good deal on Ebay for a lot of vanilla beans. Can I use 1 bean cut in half per 4oz of vodka, or do I need 1.5 beans? Reply

    • Natasha
      September 3, 2019

      Hi Ellen, using less than directed will still work but it will take longer to get a darker colored vanilla and won’t have quite the same depth of flavor. Reply

  • Dave
    September 3, 2019

    Our favorite restaurant is ‘The Spaghetti Factory’ and we used to go there all the time. The only problem is now that we live in Houston, the closest one is located in Nashville Tn…. 800 miles away. lol Is there any chance you can copy their amazing Clam Sauce. Some have tried but they are not close. lol I bet you could do it.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2019

      Oh no! That is a far drive for dinner! I have not tried that to advise on a recipe. But thank you for that suggestion! Reply

  • Heather
    September 1, 2019

    Thanks so much for this great blog. I’m determined to get better in the kitchen, and Natasha’s Kitchen has got a mountain of great recipies to practice with! My family and coworkers thank you for the treats.

    Though I must tell you, your children have exceeded the allowable cuteness quotient for one family. Seriously, what an adorable pair. All the best and thanks again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • ANNA ARCHER
    August 31, 2019

    Hi Natasha, It is so good to see someone that is happy to declare their faith. This is the first time I have come across your blog and like yourself I come from a line of very good cooks. Although believe it or not I have never made a sponge cake. Lots of other cakes but not sponge. So I am wondering if your sponge cake recipe could be double or tripled as I need to make a cake for my brother’s 70th birthday which is in two weeks! Most recipes are for round sponges. I need to make a rectangle cake because it will be for 30 people. My tin is stainless steel and the size is 34 & 1/2 cms x 26cms. I Am hoping you can help me. It is going to be layered with custard and soaked with liquor. Many thanks,Anna Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 31, 2019

      Hi Anna, thank you for that feedback, you’re so nice. I haven’t tested with that size to advie but some of our readers have left great tips for how much to make for certain tins in the comment section of the recipe. I recommend looking through those comments for that. Reply

  • Becky
    August 29, 2019

    Thank you for all your awesome recipes. I love them all. Your a delight to watch. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2019

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles reading this. Reply

  • Grace
    August 29, 2019

    Enjoy your recipes very much. Hubby & I are not disappointed with them. Do u by any chance have the recipes from your videos written out? Hard to write down while video is playing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2019

      Hi Grace, all of our recipes are written out on this site. Feel free to search the recipe following the search bar above. Reply

  • Carolyn
    August 29, 2019

    Only now discovering this blog. The write-up is fun, full of humor and down to earth realness and I also love that you’re a part of the Body of Christ. Your gift certainly has made room for you. Keep pressing on Sis

    Fellow foodie

    P.S.
    Absolutely the 3 cheese lasagna recipe🍴 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2019

      Hi Carolyn, I’m so happy you have enjoyed our recipes and blog! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Smita
    August 29, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    Greetings from India. I chanced upon your blog on my fb feed. Your food looks amazing and am sure would taste great as well. I absolutely love watching your salad videos. Hope to make one of those very soon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed our recipes! Reply

  • Rebecca Kelsey
    August 28, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I am a baker, Italian, and I love to cook. I am 71, a widow, I miss my husband every minute of everyday, but you bring me joy.
    When I first saw you a few months ago, I fell in love with you, you are genuine, and a sweetheart. Looks like you have a beautiful family, many blessing, to the four of you. You have captured many hearts, and your recipes are great..I look forward to your videos Sincerely Rebecca Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2019

      Hi Rebecca, you are so nice. Thank you so much for sharing this thoughtful feedback and support. I am smiling big reading your comments. Blessings to you dear. Reply

  • Rebecca Joslin
    August 27, 2019

    Natasha, I love your site, your story, and your recipes! Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Rebecca! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes Reply

  • Kim
    August 26, 2019

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes. I check out your recipes first before anywhere else. I’ve never been disappointed. Thanks so much!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Deborah Lyon
    August 25, 2019

    Love your blueberry lemon cake but my guy needs to be gluten-free. Just made recipe with GF flour and it seemed dryer and more dense. Any suggestions? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2019

      Hi Deborah, several of our readers have reported great results using gluten-free flour without getting dense. Here is what one of our readers wrote “I honestly haven’t tested this with gluten free flour but there was one person who wrote in and shared their experience: ”used Cup4Cup Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour. It is expensive but the best I’ve tried so far. Anyway, the cake came out great. We loved it and I’m planning to make it again for Easter. Just wanted to let any possible gluten intolerant folks now.” I also recommend reading our post on measuring to make sure that was done accurately. Reply

  • Amber Harper
    August 25, 2019

    I have found your blog/recipes/videos to be delightful!! I’m making the overnight cinnamon rolls as we speak for my moms birthday brunch this morning 🎉 we made several other dishes, for dinner usually, and you write out your steps very clearly and precise, so it is easy to follow- THANK YOU! Great job at doing you 😉 Look me up on social media @twiterlesamber and you might spy your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 26, 2019

      Thank you so much for the wonderful review and I hope you love the cinnamon rolls! Happy birthday to your Mom! Reply

  • Genie Storvick
    August 24, 2019

    I LOVE your blog, videos, and your quirky personality. Always a joy watching you cook and getting some great ideas.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 26, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Genie! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Mimi
    August 24, 2019

    Loved your blog and cooking. Your positive energy makes the video fun to watch. Thank you for putting up many wonderful, delicious, and easy receipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2019

      You’re so welcome. Thank you for that thoughtful feedback and wonderful compliment. Reply

  • Marjorie Corner
    August 24, 2019

    Your site is my favorite. Two questions, what brand of hot plate do you use for your shows and how powerful is it? Also, I see you have a kitchen aid mixer. Would love to see you make fresh pasta on a blog show. Keep us being who you are, you are an incentive in life. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2019

      Hi Marjorie, Our favorite kitchen items can be found following this link here. & thank you for that wonderful compliment, you’re so nice. Reply

  • Billie
    August 24, 2019

    I love your recipes!! I cook Pork Tenderloin using your wonderful recipe. My hubby loves it. I am going to make one or two of your sandwiches this weekend. I have been cooking for 30 years and your recipes add spice to my collection. Your videos are great! Thank you so much. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Catina Parsons-Osborne
    August 23, 2019

    You are a precious soul, and I just love watching you being funny and hilarious in your videos. I just bookmarked your banana nut bread recipe and cannot wait to make it. Congratulations to you & your sweet family. Keep on keeping on young lady ~`♡`~ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that thoughtful feedback. Reply

  • C. Sheree Smith
    August 23, 2019

    So talented, your such a doll !! I enjoy watching your enthusiasm!! I cooked several of your dishes before keto, and now that I any KETO for life I have seen many KETO approved that I have tried. I’m a BIG FAN giggles. Thank you for all that you do. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2019

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad this is helpful and you have enjoyed our recipes! Thank you Sheree! Reply

  • Kame
    August 22, 2019

    Looks delish….any suggestions for replacing rice (high carb for diabetic). Without rice GREAT recipe for us. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 23, 2019

      Hi Kame, can you post your question on the recipe you are referring to? thank you! Reply

  • Janet
    August 22, 2019

    I enjoy looking at your recipes and finding something good to cook for dinner. My husband is picky, so I have to find a recipe with food that he likes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 22, 2019

      We have so many options on the blog! I hope our recipes help with that! Reply

  • Debby oseley
    August 21, 2019

    Do you have a simple recipe for Tartar Sauce? I love Claussen’s garlic pickles. Reply

  • Shannon Goltz
    August 20, 2019

    Natasha, I’m making your plum jam recipe and saw that you wish you knew the name of your plum tree. I can solve this for you as I have the same small tree that produces the plums you have in the picture. It is called a “Mount Royal Plum” Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2019

      That’s so awesome Shannon!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Christi
    August 20, 2019

    Your videos and recipes bring the joy of cooking into our life. We can’t thank you enough. Your pictures are fabulous. Is there a link to see what type of camera you are using lately? I would like to take beautiful pictures of my family. Thanks for sharing your happiness with us. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words, Christi. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Evelina
    August 19, 2019

    Hello Natasha. What a wonderful blog. Love many of your recipes. Also how simple you make them, for everyone to make without being overwhelmed and wanting to give up. God bless you and all you do and love. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Rita Gross
    August 19, 2019

    Can the lemon blueberry cake be frozen? Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      August 19, 2019

      Hi Rita, I haven’t tried freezing it but I think that should work fine. Reply

  • Eileen Margaret Dowling
    August 19, 2019

    Praise Jesus, I am so glad to see a Christian couple working together. I love your website. I love to cook and your recipes are so easy and nutritious. Thank your for sharing your recipes. I love Jesus, too. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2019

      Hi Eileen, I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment. Blessings to you. Reply

  • Martha
    August 18, 2019

    Greetings from NH.
    we are having a Ukrainian party benefit for the museum that I work in. I visited your country in 2000 and loved it of course.
    Thank you for,this lovely blog. Found it by accident when looking for Ukrainian recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2019

      That sounds like an amazing happy accident. thank you for sharing that with me. Reply

  • MICHELLE Mendoza
    August 18, 2019

    Absolutely love your recipes! I make several a week! Would you suggest a few dessert ideas for a service dog fundraising bake sale? Your Chocolate cake is a must! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 19, 2019

      Hi Michelle, hand-held desserts are always fun like eclairs or cream puffs or macarons. Reply

  • NORONHA ZEENA
    August 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    I am huge fan of you. I can’t express how happy I feel when you start your video/presentation with such beautiful smile & full of energy. I have tried few of your recipes and must say, all turned out absolutely delicious. I never liked cooking but for the last 12 months I have found a new joy in cooking and hardly dine out.

    The ‘food tasting’ scene is equally entertaining:):):)

    Thank you and your family for this great work.

    Best wishes Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Noronha. I’m all smiles! Reply

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