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Hi there! My name is Natasha Kravchuk. My handsome husband, Vadim, and I started Natasha’s Kitchen in 2009 and develop recipes and recipe videos full time together.

I come from a family of fantastic cooks and I’m here to share generations of recipes that are homey, fresh, healthy, family-friendly, authentic, and  adventurous. Most importantly, our recipes taste great and you can trust that they actually work.

Natasha of NatashasKitchen sitting

My Family:

My parents came to the US as refugees from Ukraine when I was 4 years old. They brought 5 tiny girls and had nothing but a stack of suitcases. They didn’t know the language, but worked hard and achieved the American dream. Watch the TV News Segment about our incredible story.

Growing up, I used to be so shy I thought no one would marry me until my husband came along and swept me off my feet (true story). I married my wonderful husband Vadim over 16 years ago. We are blessed with two children. Every recipe is thoroughly tested and approved by each of us and is often critiqued by relatives and friends. We only post the recipes we love and make over and over.

We live in Idaho, “Ida-who?” Potatoes, people, potatoes! Our family attends Life Church Boise. We strive to walk in love and live our lives by the word of God and the life of Jesus.

Family crouching down and smiling

My Background:

We’re so thankful to be full-time foodies and recipe developers. We’re living our dream because of you and I can’t thank you enough! I draw on all of my past experiences which make me the recipe developer, video creator, photographer, writer, and business owner that I am today. We set the bar high so you can expect great recipes and videos here. God has made all of my past experiences working for my good.

The ‘Resume’:

  • Starting as a teen, I worked for 7 years as a business intern (my most valuable ‘education’).
  • Earned my bachelors degree in Business (long story)
  • Worked as a Realtor for 4 years during which I had an early mid-life crisis and cried a lot (let’s just say it wasn’t for me).
  • Second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and worked as an RN in telemetry (shorter story, but still long).
  • Blogging since 2009

So, I’m a wife, mom, food blogger, video creator, photographer, writer, influencer, social media boss, entrepreneur, and worship leader. If I were a sandwich, I’d be a chicken bacon avocado on focaccia.

Natasha serving food to children

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 about 1,000 recipes and about 7 Million hungry visitors per month. In March 2021, we passed 2,000,000 subscribers on Youtube and our channel is growing fast.

My goal with Natasha’s Kitchen is for you to really discover and fall in love with cooking and find many new favorite recipes your family will love. 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.

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 recipes I share come from my Mom and Mother-in-law, family, friends, and experience in the kitchen. I am so thankful to have such amazing people in my life who generously share their rich knowledge of cooking.

father and son eating food

How I got Started Cooking:

To be completely honest, 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 and 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 weight 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!

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.

family laughing and smiling together

Get Featured: 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).

Disclaimer: This blog includes only my own opinions and is not professional advice. It is not intended to be dietary advice or 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 cheeseburgers.

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  • Eileen Williamson
    May 19, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I love making & watching your videos…. you make me smile.
    My hubby has been diagnosed with Diabetes & me being an old fashioned cook I am struggling to find recipes for him (us).
    Do you make meals for diabetic’s.
    👍🌹👍🌹👍🌹

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    • Natasha
      May 19, 2022

      Hi Eileen, we don’t have a specific category for diabetic recipes, although we have many recipes that would be diabetic friendly. You can explore our dietary categories on our Recipes Index Page.

      Reply

  • Prige
    May 17, 2022

    I have a question regarding the chocolate cupcake. How many spoons of coffee powder do we use to make the coffee

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 17, 2022

      Hi Prige, is this instant coffee powder? If so, follow the instructions on the label for how to make this. If you are referring to ground coffee, the general rule is to use about 2TBSP per cup that you are brewing.

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  • Maley Jr
    May 12, 2022

    hi there natasha, im a 16 yr old boy wanting to please ask u to make the best dish containing chicken😅,My mum’s a big fan of u always watchin u so im hopin i can persuade her to make the dish after she watches u😅.thnx

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  • Icie Buffington
    May 11, 2022

    Dear Natasha,
    I was watching you egg roll video the other night. Could you bake the egg rolls instead of frying them. I love egg rolls but I am not to eat fried foods. If you can will you please let me know how to do it. Your help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely
    Icie B.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 11, 2022

      Hi Icie, I haven’t baked these, so I’m not sure if you would get that same desirable crunchy exterior. I do love to reheat them in the air fryer. An Air Fryer will work, though; If I recall correctly, I think it was 350˚F for 5-7 minutes, turning halfway. It depends on the air fryer. Remove them when they are heated through and crispy. If you experiment with making these baked eggrolls, please let me know how it goes.

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  • Ksenya Zavarin
    May 9, 2022

    Dear Natasha ,
    i’mso impressed to know your background !You have so many good career and a gorgeous family ! I really appreciate all your recipe and I try to cook some foods I love .Your kids are so adorable !Wishing your family happiness and luckiest always !
    Ngoc

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2022

      Thank you for your love and support for us. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Ana Tinoco
    May 8, 2022

    Hi Natasha!
    I am a fan and LOVE your recipes, you are such a beautiful and gracious creature and I hope you continue the work you do with much success.
    My family and I traveled recently to Panama City Beach, Fl and came across a restaurant call “Bayou Joe’s Marina and Grill”; they serve the most delicious dessert I have ever ate, “Drunk and Ugly”… I know the name is weird but the dessert is amazing!
    It’s stewed rum peaches with cheesecake, and vanilla ice cream. I’m wondering if you can create a version of it and share with your fans.
    Keep on rocking!
    Ana

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 8, 2022

      Hello Ana, so nice to hear from you. Thank you so much for your good comments and feedback, we appreciate it! That sounds interesting, thanks for the info!

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  • Amy Edwards
    May 7, 2022

    Hi Natasha!
    I have been using your recipes for a few years now. My children and I really enjoy your fun videos and the food you feature. We’ve made at least 30 of your recipes. Your site is our go-to for ideas for weeknight meals or even fancy-ish parties. Thanks so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2022

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

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      • Amy Edwards
        May 7, 2022

        I forgot to mention that we had to replay Sharkie a few times because we were laughing so hard!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 7, 2022

          Sharkie is becoming quite the star lol! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

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  • Betty Anselmi
    May 6, 2022

    God Bless Ukraine, may God keep it’s people Strong. The World is with you Ukraine

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  • Betty Anselmi
    May 6, 2022

    Nataha, Please, please come out with your own cookbook. I love your recipes. thanks, Betty

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 7, 2022

      Thank you! I am working on a cookbook, possibly in fall 2023!

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  • kathleen parker
    May 6, 2022

    I love your your videos, i have a folder with every recipe that you have given us. Thank you for being you, BEAUTIFUL, SWEET, and such a beautiful family. A small bump in the road, when i print the recipes opps never mind. i just printed the BUTTERMILK RECIPE AND IT PRINTED IN BOLD BLACK, IT USE TO PRINT IN RED AND FOR SOME REASON WOULD NOT SHOW ON THE PRINTED PAPER…..BUT, MAYBE YOU CHANGED SOMETHING, IT IS PRINTING NOW WHERE I CAN SEE IT. ANYWAY, THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART, LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY.

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  • kenny Cina
    May 6, 2022

    Hi Natasha I love your web site and share a lot of your recipes
    with friends .I live in Israel. Is it possible for you to add temp.in Centigrade and ounces in Grams as we don’t use the Faheyite system here.
    In conclusion I hope that any of your family and friends of yours in Ukraine are safe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2022

      Hi Kenny, I’m so glad you found my site! If you scroll down to our printable recipe card, most of our recipes have a metric conversion option on the printable recipe card. We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes, but it is taking some time to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help.

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  • Marge & Gary
    May 5, 2022

    love to watch you Natasha from Winnipeg MB CA
    very fun to watch so keep up the good job. You do it very well.
    Gary & Marge are fans

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 5, 2022

      Thank you, we also appreciate your love and support!

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  • Anne Winkelmann
    May 4, 2022

    I love watching your videos and always get inspired to try something new. Tonight we are having your chicken fritters with garlic aioli and grilled broccoli and carrots. Looking forward to trying this.
    Your recipe for lobster tails is even better than any restaurant and East to boot!

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    • Anne Winkelmann
      May 4, 2022

      I a, going crazy with auto correct…..it was supposed to be easy to boot.
      Have fun in Texas!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 4, 2022

      Sounds like an amazing dinner! I hope everyone loves it Anne!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Ryan
    May 3, 2022

    Do you have a green bean casserole recipe? – Preferably without bacon (my daughter is a vegetarian). I’ve tried a few that are good, but none of them have been amazing.

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  • Caroline
    May 3, 2022

    Any diabetic friendly deserts you might have . Love your recepies 🇨🇦

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      Hello Caroline, I don’t have a list of recipes for diabetics but I have some healthy recipes that you can check on this link.

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      • Margy
        May 6, 2022

        Questions questionswant to serve asparagus with your meatloaf recipe tonight. Please I’d love recipe for best way to do asparagus. Also have 2 lbs 80/20 beef and pork..for meatloaf. Is this ok?

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  • Brenda Barton
    May 1, 2022

    I had no idea that I could cook until I tried a few of your recipes at the beginning of the pandemic. Your recipes are amazing and easy to prepare when you give a few tips. Now my husband brags about my cooking and baking and it’s all thanks to you. Now, I love cooking and baking.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Hello Brenda, nice to hear from you. Thank you for your great comments and feedback! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Margarita Barker
    May 1, 2022

    Hello Natasha! I love your recipes and I love cooking new things for my husband. But I was wondering if you have low Cholesterol recipes I could use. I need to lower my cholesterol and my husband is diabetic. So it’s been a struggle to find recipes for both of us to enjoy. Do you have any recipes to help me out. Thank you Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Hi Margarita, I have some diet recipes that you can check out.

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  • Nancy
    April 29, 2022

    Hi Natasha..
    How do I look up your Tuna Patties recipe with evaporated milk, green onions, etc.

    Thank you,
    Nancy

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Hi Nancy, I have a recipe for Salmon Patties not Tuna. Others commented though that they used tuna and loved it too!

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  • Pauline
    April 29, 2022

    I love your recipes. I just got an air fryer and wondered if you could do more air fryer recipes. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2022

      Thank you for that suggestion, Pauline! I’m so glad you’re loving our recipes too!

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  • Steve Robert
    April 29, 2022

    Hi Natasha, this was a delicious recipe! Keep up the great work and the wonderful recipes coming. You have a beautiful family, god bless. Steve

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2022

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes, Steve! Thank you for stopping by!

      Reply

  • Penny Grzyb
    April 28, 2022

    I am interested in donating clothes to the Ukrainian people. I live in nj. Who should I contact

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 29, 2022

      Hi Penny, you may reach out to my parent’s church. They are working directly with churches in Ukraine and sending aid to them.

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  • Judy
    April 27, 2022

    Hi Natasha. I make your recipes aaaalllll the time now! I’m so glad I found your YouTube channel. Your recipes REALLY DO work! I am amazed how every recipe I try just turns out beautifully. Thanks so much for all the work you put in. Your videos and blogs are of great quality, and so enjoyable to watch/read. Thank you! On my list to try tomorrow are
    Lemon Bars
    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Vanilla Cake

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 28, 2022

      Hi Judy, thank you for your kind words and good feedback. I’m really happy that you’re enjoying my recipes. I hope that your family will love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Cathy
    April 27, 2022

    Hi Natasha – love all your recipes! I am cooking more for my family because of you! I wanted to check to see if you have any recipes for Beef or Chicken or Cheese Taquitos? Thank you! 😉

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2022

      Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for that suggestion! I don’t have any taquito recipes at this time, but I’m adding it to my list!

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      • dixie
        May 1, 2022

        hello natasha I am 12 years old and was wondering how to make a marinara sauce for the first time you showed me and my family loved it! I am so happy and greatful because you help me become a better cook P.S. I love your cool hacks

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 1, 2022

          Great job! Happy to know that your family loved the marinara sauce. Keep up the good work!

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      • dixie
        May 1, 2022

        and my name is dixie let me just say i love your recipes you are so terrific

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          May 1, 2022

          I’m glad you’re enjoying them, Dixie!

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  • Mia
    April 22, 2022

    Hi Natasha – My friend is Ukrainian and I would like to bake something for her. I know she is worried about friends and family right now so I wanted to make something that will remind her of home and show my support. What do you recommend?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 22, 2022

      Hi Mia, anything from my archive or Ukrainian recipes would be fine. I would look through this archive and see if there is something you think your friend will like based on what you know about her. 🙂 Russian, Ukrainian recipes.

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  • Tony
    April 18, 2022

    Made the Pork Tenderloin for the second time, and it is just amazing. I grew up on pork, and the tenderloin is the premium cut. So good and tender and juicy. Thanks for the recipe. This time while the meat rested I put asparagus into the cast iron skillet used to cook the pork, after tossing with olive oil, salt, and fresh-ground pepper, and let it cook in the pan drippings in the oven. So good. Our second side was a little less exciting, steamed broccoli tossed with a little of the Italian seasoning. This is my first comment, but far from my first use of Natasha’s recipes. You do have the best meat loaf recipe, though I modify it a bit, such as using fresh basil in place of the parsley, as I like that taste better, and I mix in a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Anyway, thanks for the recipes.

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  • Carol
    April 18, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m so happy I found your blog. I have tried out so many of your amazing recipes for my family and all are a hit! I made your Boccone Dolce recipe and made it our Easter cake which I happily decorated with little chocolate eggs and fruits on top and it looked and tasted amazing! I got a big wow when I brought it to the table from everyone lol.. we also love your biscuits and so much more.. I love to bake a lot and cook of course but baking is in my favourite. I look forward to continuing trying your amazing recipes and thank you for being there with your wonderful inspiration and your beautiful smile to us all..
    blessings to you all..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2022

      Hello Carol, that’s so nice to know. Thank you for sharing that with us and I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Deb M.
    April 17, 2022

    Just printed a recipe and read your story. God is good!
    Happy Easter!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Thank you, Deb. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try! God is good indeed.

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  • Tami Letosky
    April 17, 2022

    Natasha my Apricot Glazed ham was an Easter success!! My husband said it was the best ham he’s ever had and I agree. Thank you for this awesome recipe. Your instructions on how to bake and glaze were right on!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Hello Tami, I’m happy to hear that! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’ll both enjoy all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Erwin Oman
    April 16, 2022

    Hi Natasha.
    First, our prayers are with your fellow Ukrainians. My the Lord watch over them and we pray that the unwanted violence comes to and end quickly.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.
    I have a simple question for which I know you have the answer.
    What is the difference when a recipe calls for unslated butter then adds salt to the recipe versus just using salted butter.
    Thank you in advance.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Thank you for your prayers, Erwin. I just personally prefer using unsalted butter so I can easily adjust the salt level of the recipe. Unsalted also works just omit the salt in the recipe.

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  • colleen
    April 16, 2022

    I just want to say my 13 year old daughter and I are about to commence making your hot cross buns. I cannot tell you the joy it brings my heart to read that you and your family love Jesus. That makes us family. I was also touched by reading about your shyness and how your husband swept you off your feet. Every blessing to you and your beautiful family, Colleen in Texas

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 16, 2022

      Hi Colleen! Thank you for your support! God bless you and your family.

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  • Jenni Nguyen
    April 15, 2022

    Natasha, you are absolutely precious, and your family videos are a joy to watch. My dad and I are hooked on your Best Pizza Crust…perfect for our Neapolitan heritage. Planning to use your Hot Cross Buns recipe tomorrow. CAN’T WAIT! I was thrilled to read your paragraph on Easter. Agreed, Easter is THE most important holiday! I loved your family’s story. My husband is also a refugee (Viet Nam, 1980). There are some things that only refugee families can understand, and I am honored to be a part of the journey. 30 years and 5 kids later….we rejoice for the strength and healing God provides. May this weekend be a beautiful diversion from the worries you currently face. I am praying for God’s protection on your people. Our God reigns!
    Your sister, Jenni (Abbondanza) Nguyen

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2022

      Hi Jenni! Thank you so much for sharing your story! this comment is so thoughtful! Praise God!

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  • Carolyn sue Stoddard
    April 14, 2022

    You are a blessing to us all. I save so so many of your receipts.thank you . you’re beautiful and so enjoyable to watch and learn from you. I love your story so inspirational.God bless you and your family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2022

      Thank you for your inspiring words, Carolyn. That means a lot to us and we appreciate it!

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  • Lucy
    April 13, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    Do you have a recipe for Kolaczki? I believe I saw one in your blog a while back, if I am not mistaken. Btw, love your videos and recipes! Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2022

      Hello Lucy, I don’t have a recipe for that yet but I’ll make sure to share one if I find an awesome recipe!

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  • ZORICA MANOVSKA
    April 12, 2022

    I LOVE YOU YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR MMMM👍 COOKING

    ZORICA MANOVSKA

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      I’m so glad to hear you’re loving our recipes, Zorica!

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  • Vicki Ferrier
    April 11, 2022

    Good morning Natasha,
    I am a pastor at a church in Allendale, Michigan and just found your videos on Facebook. I wanted you to know I really appreciate the way you have pursued Christ through cooking and baking. You are a light for others! I spent some time this morning in prayer for you and your family. May you continue to be blessed as you seek God’s best. Thank you for all you do! Oh, and I made your cheesecake (and cherry sauce) and the chicken pot pie for friends this past Sunday. They were a huge hit! Many blessings again to you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband especially as your hearts must be so troubled by all that is happening in the Ukraine. May God’s comforting presence be near to you and your family. Love in Christ, Vicki

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 11, 2022

      Hi Vicki! Thank you for the kind words. So glad you enjoy my recipes. God bless you.

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  • Kevin
    April 10, 2022

    Hello Natasha, I was just watching your video on guacamole. Nice job with various additions. Just want to suggest that you try roasting whole cumin in the oven sometime and grinding it with a mortar and pestle. It adds another dimension. I also roast garlic and fire roast my peppers (then peel and seed them).
    Cheers,
    Kevin

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2022

      Thanks for watching and for sending your suggestion, Kevin. I’ll try that next time I make the recipe.

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  • Sharon R Jones
    April 5, 2022

    I made a recipe book from printing your recipes and putting in a binder, for Christmas, for my 3 sisters. I had made many of the recipes and they loved them. My youngest sister, took it with her when she went to Seattle to help her daughter when she had her 3rd child. She made a different meal every night from the recipes. The whole family loved and appreciated it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2022

      That’s a wonderful idea, Sharon. I am also already working on my cookbook, so stay tuned for that too!

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  • Debbie
    April 4, 2022

    Hi Natasha. I’ve been trying to find the video you did for the pork chops done in a mushroom sauce. Has this video been removed as I can’t find it anywhere.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2022

      Hi Debbie, you can find the full recipe HERE. I don’t have a video for this recipe at this time. I hope you love it!

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  • Debbie
    April 3, 2022

    I have been following your recipes for a bit now, and I have a slight problem with Ground Hamburger..I was wanting to know if I substituted Ground Turkey for the Ham burger say in your Shepherds Pie, how would you spice it up, oh and I am not a person that likes to cook with wine, However I did LOVE your Stew recipe with wine it was to die for!!! it is just ground beef I can’t do. Thank you in advance for your help!! xoxo

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2022

      Hi Debbie, I haven’t tried it with turkey, but that may work. I’d love to know how you like it if you test this out!

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      • Debbie C
        April 4, 2022

        I will let you know, making it for my nephew for dinner Tuesday night 🙂

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  • Kathy
    April 3, 2022

    Hello,
    I’ve really enjoyed watching you cook on YouTube you made it really easy and fun.
    Iam a new subscriber to your channel.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2022

      Hi Kathy, thanks for subscribing and for watching! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Bethany Belton
    April 2, 2022

    Hi, Natasha – thanks for all your winning recipes! I just made chicken pesto pasta – and the cream curdled. Do you know why this happened and how could I avoid it in future. Is it cuz I used half and half instead of heavy cream??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2022

      Hi Bethany, it’s hard to say without being there, I recommend ensuring there were no substitutions, which often results in the outcome going a bit differently.

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  • Ria
    April 1, 2022

    Hoi hoi Zie allemaal lekkere recepten voorbij komen maar helaas ik kan geen engels kan dit ook in het nederlands graag hoor ik van u groetjes Ria

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2022

      I hope you get to try our recipes soon, Ria!

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  • Sue Neal
    March 31, 2022

    Natasha, thank you for sharing you life with me through your blog. Our church, Cross Point Community Church in Wamego, Kansas support a seminary in the Ukraine. This war saddens my heart. We’re praying for everyone from Ukraine. Blessings!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 31, 2022

      Hi Sue, you’re very welcome. Thank you for your support of my blog. Be blessed.

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  • Nancy Keel
    March 30, 2022

    Hi, Natasha. I’ve been following you for a while on Facebook. You’re my fave cooker on the internet because you’re so fun and you make everything so easy. One thing I’ve noticed that I would like some information about is the countertop chopping block you have. I am in the process of updating my kitchen and I love your chopping block. Can you give me information about it?

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  • Christy
    March 30, 2022

    You seem absolutely wonderful! Thank you for investing so well in what you have created here! I appreciate your positive, bright, helpful posts and easily reproducible recipes! May God continue to bless!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 30, 2022

      Thank you so very much, Christy. That is very kind. I love to do what I do and I put my best forward. I appreciate the support and acknowledgment. God bless.

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  • Irina
    March 29, 2022

    Hi Natasha, hope all is well
    The entire family like your cheesecake but I have a question
    On you tube the blueberry one you baked it without a water bath and the cherry topping one you mentioned a water bath.
    Which is the best way to bake it?
    I baked it once in water bath in exact the time you were writing and was a bit loose in the middle, does that mean was not cooked on the right time?
    Do you recommend me trying it without the water bath as your blueberry topping one?!
    Thank you for hearing my concerns
    Best to you and your family
    Irina from Maryland

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2022

      Hi Irina, it is possible it was not fully cooked or water got in it. The water bath helps, but I made the blueberry topping one without it successfully each time.

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  • Tex Stirling
    March 28, 2022

    I never meant to limit myself to just new recipes! Please continue to include me in all Your on line cooking!!!!!!
    Thanking You in advance.
    texstirling@hotmail.com

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  • Tex Stirling
    March 28, 2022

    I have been following You for , I can’t remember how long but You were not the outgoing Cookie that You have become! Your Hubbie had a job and You worked alone and did an excellent job at it! I have saved a load of Your recipes! I follow You and enjoy your videos! Can’t believe that you have that much energy! By for now Don’t stop what You have started! I really like reading and watching all Your Videos! Tell Your Hubbey that He has been a Huge help in making You one of the best on line Cokkies to follow!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2022

      Thank you so much for your support, we appreciate it! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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      • Helene Presley
        March 31, 2022

        I love to watch you cook and copy a lot.
        Thank you
        Helene

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 31, 2022

          I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying my recipes Helene!

          Reply

  • James McGinnis
    March 28, 2022

    Love your cooking show. Your energy and your husbands’ photographic skills are great.
    We realize you’re Americans and likely have relatives in Ukraine. We wish them well and hope for an end to the situation there.
    Kind Regards,
    James, Kathleen & Angus McGinnis.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2022

      Hi James, thank you so much for your kind comment and thoughts! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Mary
    March 25, 2022

    Just wanted to say the meatloaf recipe was awesome.. I’m a lot older than you.. never really a red meat person .. a burger now and then.. but this was really good!! Thankyou!!’

    Mary

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 25, 2022

      Hi Mary, that is great to hear. Thank you for sharing, I am happy you enjoy this recipe.

      Reply

  • Kathy Keesee
    March 25, 2022

    I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your recipes..But most of all I love your a Christian and you are giving God the Glory. I have prayed for you and I know your heart must be breaking. What happening in Ukraine. May I ask a favor. In Dec. I had breast cancer surgery then got shingles. Need prayer.. I I don’t feel much like cooking so hubby is trying. But I came across your white bean and chicken chili.. open cans saute onions and poof. Delicious.. Thank you.. continue to let me know how things are doing.. 🥰🙏

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 26, 2022

      I’m so glad you came across my blog and recipes, Kathy! Thank you for your thoughtful comment! Blessings to you, praying over your healing and healthy! <3

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  • James
    March 25, 2022

    Dear Natasha,

    Just wanted you to know that my family is praying for the end of the war in Ukraine. May the Lord continue to bless you and your beautiful family.

    We love your site and all the
    excellent recipes and photos.

    James

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 25, 2022

      Thank you so much, James. We appreciate your prayers a lot.

      Reply

  • Phillip
    March 22, 2022

    Hello Natasha, just discovered your site and found many delicious recipes I will try. Thanks for sharing! Slava Ukraini!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      You’re welcome, Phillip. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Jasmine
    March 22, 2022

    I am interested in your personal story. We are from Burma and Indian. We came to US and our story is also like yours. I don’t speak English well. Struggling with my husband, working hard, finally when my son was graduated from school, my husband got accident and passed away after 2 years later. Now I am widow, love cooking for my children and keep moving on my future. Thank you so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Jasmine. Sorry to hear about your husband, but I’m glad to hear that you have been trying new recipes for your children. I hope they love the recipes that you will try for them.

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  • Paula
    March 22, 2022

    Hi Natasha, just thinking about you and your family and am so sad about what’s happening in Ukraine. My grandparents immigrated from Ukraine when my mother and aunt were small girls, so this is a heart-wrenching time for my family also. Praying so hard for peace. Take care!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2022

      Thank you for your prayers & this thoughtful comment, Paula!

      Reply

  • Erica
    March 22, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I so enjoy your recipes and want to say thank you for helping me grow into a better cook for my family.

    PS – your French Dip Sliders are a big hit at my house!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2022

      Aww, that’s so great, Thank you for sharing that Erica! I’m so glad the sliders were a hit!

      Reply

  • Lori
    March 22, 2022

    Natasha, your videos are so helpful and inspiring! I have been cooking for a long time but after watching your videos my skills have really improved, and more importantly my love of cooking is vastly improved. I appreciate you and your husbands hard work in sharing your gifts with us!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 22, 2022

      Thank you, Lori! That is very kind. I am happy that I could help and be an inspiration to you. This makes me very happy. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Frank Andrews
    March 21, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    My wife, Tricia, has an ice cream maker and is wondering if you might have any ideas planned for any kind of special ice cream recipe.
    God bless you and your family.

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    • Natasha
      March 22, 2022

      Hi Frank, I don’t currently have any ice cream recipes but that is a great suggestion – thank you!

      Reply

  • Amanda Woods
    March 21, 2022

    Well, you have done it again tonight I made your creamy sweet potato soup as always your recipe is wonderful I now have a binder dedicated to your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing your love of cooking with the world.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 21, 2022

      You are welcome, Amanda. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Roseann D'Amelio
    March 21, 2022

    Love all your recipes but need one for bagels if possible!!! ❤️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 21, 2022

      Noted. 🙂 Thank you, Roseann. I am glad to know you enjoy my recipes.

      Reply

  • Annette Dollenmayer
    March 20, 2022

    Natasha, could you do a recipe for a rump roast in the oven? It sounds really good for Easter with ham.

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    • Panamike
      March 21, 2022

      NOOOOO! It needs to be a lamb dish not a rump roast. I think a nice lamb dish would be more traditional than a rump roast.

      Reply

  • Bruce Hartmann
    March 20, 2022

    Natasha, been following your blog and Facebook page for years. Your recipes are the best. I am so sorry about your home country and any friends or relatives you still have there.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2022

      Hello Bruce, thank you for thinking of us and the people in Ukraine. We also appreciate your support.

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  • Dawn McNally
    March 20, 2022

    I have made many of your recipes, and have a few favorites, nothing I have made is hard, your directions are wonderful, love, love ,love the chicken chow mein, have added shrimp, it’s wonderful, lasagna roll ups, beef and brocolli Ramen, and still looking to try more, thank u for all u do!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2022

      You are so welcome. I’m really happy to know that you are enjoying my recipes.

      Reply

  • Carlo Pelaccio
    March 19, 2022

    Love your cooking Channel on YouTube watch it quite a bit I’m just curious to how you and your families doing with all the craziness going on in the world want U to know that there is someone praying for you and your family love you in Christ Carlo

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 20, 2022

      Hello Carlo, thank you for your prayers and for thinking of us. It means a lot to us that a lot of you are praying for the people in Ukraine including my family.

      Reply

  • Dorothy Purdey
    March 18, 2022

    Dear Natasha. I have very much enjoyed watching your videos. I wanted you to know that I am praying for your childhood home country.
    Love from Dorothy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2022

      Thank you so much, Dorothy! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Sally
    March 18, 2022

    Read your blog. Very sweet and honest. I have a question about your mini burger sliders. I need to substitute Mayo due to egg content. What would you recommend. Thank you

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2022

      Hi Sally, you could just leave it out completely. Or replace with mustard, avocado or other preference.

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  • Lisa
    March 18, 2022

    Hello Natasha! I love your recipes, everything always works great. This is my first time posting because I am begging a favour. My family lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and we are offering our home for possibly up to 2-3 families to live with from the Ukraine. They may be arriving soon. I am currently rearranging our home with the help of my 3 little girls. I can’t help but worry about what I will feed them. I don’t want food to be an issue because these lovely people have been through so much. It would help me so much if you could suggest 5 or so basic recipes that I can make a large amount of. (A stew, pot pie, chicken, salad) Thank you so much, I would love a link to some good suggestions! I’m sure you are so busy caring for your loved ones too. Our prayers are with Ukrainians! Love, Lisa

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    • Natasha
      March 20, 2022

      Hi Lisa, thank you for reaching out. A few traditional favorites would include: Pierog, Borscht, Mashed Potatoes, Cabbage Cucumber Salad and cucumber tomato salad. I have recipes for all of these on my blog. Thank you so much for opening your home to refugees. Blessings over you and your family!

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  • John Eldredge
    March 16, 2022

    Hello Natasha. I am not Russian, but married to one, and know and love the Russian people. The people of the soul, the people of Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Akhmatova, Krylov and Tsvetaeva. In this time of trouble, I weep with you. Trust in God. John

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      Thank you for your kind comment and thoughts, John! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Helen
    March 16, 2022

    Hi Natasha. I’m a 78year old mom, grandma and great grandma and you are my cooking teacher. I was never “into” cooking until now. Your recipes are easy to follow. The ingredients are easy to find and I absolutely love seeing my kids (all of them) enjoying what I make. Looking forward to cooking with you more. Thank you so much Natasha and thanks to your husband for his help behind the scenes. God bless you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that thoughtful comment and compliment with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Dana Susan Renko
    March 16, 2022

    Y’all have such a beautiful family. I love your Recipes.
    I need a little help. Since I was crippled 6-7-08 , car accident, I only get out maybe 4 to 9 times a year so… I try to cook.
    Hip replaced & 4-7 operations later, I’m relearning to walk… so now I’m out more often, but I don’t care for fast food.
    Would you please share how to make corn, flour tortillas and taco shells, if that is something you make. Thank you so much in advance. 🥰
    Dana S Renko

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 17, 2022

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Dana. Good to know that you’re on your way to recovery. I’ll take note of your suggestions and add it to our list.

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  • Joanne
    March 16, 2022

    HI Natasha,
    I am praying and blessings to all the people in the Ukraine for their safety. I am going to be using your recipe to make the individual pavlova. Would I be able to make the shells the night before? Thanks Joanne

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      Thank you, Joanne! I make the bases of my mini pavlovas a couple of days ahead but this larger cake is best enjoyed the same day.

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  • Lisa
    March 15, 2022

    Hello Natasha,
    Love watching and reading your blog. Your recipes are amazing.
    Praying for your family/friends and incredibly strong people of Ukraine!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2022

      Thank you so much, Lisa. That means. a lot to us.

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  • Erich Tompkins
    March 15, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    My wife and I have been watching the news nonstop and our thoughts are with Ukraine all the time now, so we wanted to make this as a way to feel closer to the people in some small way, among other efforts to help. We are supporting the Ukrainian Military and relief efforts directly and seeking other ways to help and raise Americans awareness of this terrible invasion. Slava Ukraine 🇺🇦

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2022

      Hello Erich, thank you so much for being so kind. It is so inspiring to see a lot of people that are willing to help out. May you be blessed with so much more.

      Reply

  • John Iskenderian
    March 14, 2022

    What kind of frying pan do you have and what’s the name of it

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 15, 2022

      Hi John! Here is my amazon affiliate shopping link to my favorite cookware. https://www.amazon.com/shop/natashaskitchen?listId=38RISF60K1VRA

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  • Patricia
    March 12, 2022

    I make your Ukrainian cabbage pie a lot. I’m making it today, and of course, I am thinking about your countrymen in Ukraine and elsewhere. I am so sorry about what is happening.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 12, 2022

      Thank you, Patricia, I am happy you enjoy this recipe!

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  • Mario Tamayo
    March 12, 2022

    Love your recipe I would like to share it and provide your website and name on our newsletter. I just need to let you know as we are hope you will gain more customers from our newsletter. Thank you in advance!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 13, 2022

      Hi Mario, thank you for thinking of sharing our recipe. We always appreciate a feature.

      Reply

  • Helen
    March 11, 2022

    Hi. I am Helen from San Antonio, Tx. I LOVE to cook. My passion for cooking comes from my Mom. My 3 grandkids
    have used many of your recipes. Tonite we made Banana Chocolate Chip muffins! Delicious! Your recipe are easy to follow & my 9 year old can do most of her favs w very little help. You are wonderful! Thank you! And prayers for the people….

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Helen!

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  • Karen
    March 11, 2022

    Hi Natasha, in the video for your baked ziti, you used a ss pot to boil the ziti…where did you get that pot and how big is it?

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  • Gary Keramidas
    March 11, 2022

    about your lemon bars. i made them and they were ok. but i would change 2 things.
    1. made them in a dark metal pan. i would use stoneware next time.
    2. i would also cook the filling on the stove to 160 degrees, then pour into the pan and bake for 15 minutes or so.
    the top got too brown and the crust cooked too long the way you did it.
    just suggestions.

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    • Natasha
      March 11, 2022

      Hi Gary, I haven’t had issues with too much browning. Make sure you are using conventional bake mode and not convection. Thank you for your feedback.

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  • Rachel
    March 10, 2022

    Hi Natasha!
    I love all your recipes! I was just wondering if you are planning to write your own cookbook?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      Hi Rachel, thanks a lot for sharing that with us. Yes, I am actually working on a cookbook at the moment. Can’t wait to finish and share it with you all!

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  • Muslimah
    March 10, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I pray that Ukraine is safe from all the harm! I love your recipes and I did make some of them! Thank you so much for everything!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      THank you kindly for your prayerrs! I hope you enjoy more of our recipes! Blessings to you!

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  • Maris
    March 9, 2022

    I love your recipes, Natasha – teriyaki salmon is my favorite. I will make some Ukrainian food in solidarity! Prayers and peace for Ukraine and best wishes to your beautiful family.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Hi Maris, that is a nice plan. I hope you love the Ukrainian recipes too!

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  • Vickie
    March 9, 2022

    Natasha…thank you for your wonderful recipes! The very first recipe I made in my IP was your Chicken & Rice, and the family raved about it! I love watching your fun recipe videos, and the detail and love you put into each recipe. (btw, I read you’re at Life Church in Boise and you lead worship…we’re so similar, as we attend Life Church in San Antonio and are also involved in worship/ministry!) Prayers for Ukraine.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 9, 2022

      Hi Vickie! You’re very welcome! Thank you for sharing, that is correct. I’m glad you enjoy this recipe and thank you for your prayers.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Hi Vickie, great to hear from you and thanks for sharing. I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try. Thank you for your prayers, wit means a lot to us.

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  • Myrna
    March 9, 2022

    Yesterday I made a copy of your Italian Wedding Soup recipe and today I made it. I have tried many wedding soup recipes and this recipe tops them all. Thank you for sharing.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 9, 2022

      That’s so great to hear! Thank you, I’m happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Suzanne Blakley-Oaks
    March 9, 2022

    I am so excited to find your blog YouTube channel and everywhere on social media. I am also a committed Christian and love that you are too ❤🌷Looking forward Natasha on cooking with you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Aww, thank you for that wonderful compliment, Suzanne! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!

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  • Cheri
    March 8, 2022

    Natasha, I am so sad and angry over the sad horrible things happening in Ukraine. I pray for all the many lives affected by this. I love your videos and watch them all! Where can I please find the link for donations? Thank you, I pray for your family here and your stress as well!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2022

      Thank you so much for your prayers and kindness. I recommend Samaritan’s Purse, they are an organization that I highly trust.

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  • Dr Travis
    March 8, 2022

    I made a donation tonight to help as you asked. God shield all of Ukraine from the Evil! May all of your family be safe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2022

      Thank you for your generosity!

      Reply

  • G Padish
    March 7, 2022

    found your amazing tomato soup recipe, I read your story and wanted to say I am sorry for what your country is going through and send love & prayers to you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

      So thoughtful! Thank you so much, G!

      Reply

  • Elzbieta Kowalczyk
    March 7, 2022

    Natasha, I am Polish, and I still have family in Poland. I am so happy Poland is so helpful in this senseless war with our enemy. I hope all you family is safe. I am happy you are here in US. God bless you all.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2022

      Thank you kindly, Elzbieta! I’m so proud to know that is so much kindness going around! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Jereme
    March 6, 2022

    Natasha,
    Our hearts and minds are with your family and country. Thank you for sharing Ukrainian cooking and dishes with the world. Slava Ukraini!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2022

      Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Kobus
    March 6, 2022

    I have watched several of your videos, you have an awesome energy, the first recipe I tried was the Instant Pot Chicken and rice, it came out lovely, wife and 11 year old daughter Kaylie also loved it. Really appreciate the share ❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2022

      You’re welcome! Thank you for your good comments and feedback, I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Lowell T Strunk Jr
    March 6, 2022

    Natasha, I’ve tried a few of your recipes and have enjoyed your videos. I truly believe this is what God has called you to do, and believe it is your ministry. You have blessed me and my family with your recipes, you make it so easy even I can follow the recipes with success. I do most all the cooking in our home, and you have given me confidence to try new recipes. God Bless you, your family, and your ministry! I plan to financially support your ministry sowing a little seed into good ground each month. Be Blessed!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2022

      Thank you for your kind words and good feedback. It is very inspiring for us, we appreciate it!

      Reply

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