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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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  • Elaine Fresne
    December 18, 2018

    Thank you for the wonderful pork meatballs. My 87 yr. Old companion is very difficult to please and I want to cook these in sweet and sour sauce in the oven after browning. I will have a pork tenderloin ground by the butcher. Will it wotk? Thanks again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2018

      Hi Elaine, I think that will work. I hope you love that recipe! Reply

  • S. Fedeli
    December 17, 2018

    Please remove my name from your website. I did not ask for it and I notice that it “just pops up” and I cannot remove it.
    S. Fedeli Reply

  • Monique Curtin
    December 15, 2018

    Love your Shrimp Fried rice!!!

    am making a double batch for a large

    Christmas gathering!

    Any tip on what kind of white rice? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2018

      Hi Monique, We love Jasmine rice, but medium or long grain rice will work. Reply

  • William Krochak
    December 13, 2018

    Thanks for your mushroom gravy recipe. I am using it to prepare one dish for the meatless supper this Christmas Eve. Do you have a recipe for pyrohy? I couldn’t find one on your site. I would be happy to share my recipe with you. My mom came to Canada from Ukraine in 1937. She is still living and still loves her garden. All the very best to you and your family in 2019. Shchaslyvoho Rizdva! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2018

      Hi William! You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that recipe. What kind of “pyrohy” are you looking for? Sweet? Savory? I’d love to hear how you make them! Here are a few ideas from our site. Reply

      • Katya K
        December 25, 2018

        I think William meant Varenyky (or pierogie/perohy) Reply

  • Mildred T
    December 13, 2018

    Hi Natasha
    i ve been following you in face book, whenyou recipes are shared. and let me tell you i looove avacados too.
    looking foward to see more recipes.
    God bless you an your beatiful family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 13, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you, Mildred! Reply

  • Chris Jarowyj
    December 9, 2018

    Thank you for your recipes which are easy to follow and mostly easy to make. Have recommended your site to my friends.
    A Ukrainian Aussie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      Wow! Thank you so much, Chris!!! Reply

  • Patricia Clark
    December 8, 2018

    I started following Natasha on Facebook and I was hooked. I like that the videos are quick an de the food looks truly appetizing. I then thought, I wonder if she has a blog or something else I can follow!
    Your recipes are delicious! Keep up the good work! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2018

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog, Patricia! Thank you for sharing this with me! Reply

  • Katia
    December 7, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I’ve noticed you mentioned several times chopping onions bothers your eyes. I wear glasses and noticed my eyes aren’t bothered nearly as much from onions. Maybe you could try a cheap pair of clear lenses for protection and see if that helps. Love your quick and easy recipies. Keep up the good work. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 7, 2018

      You know that is a very good idea – or even sunglasses. I will give that a try! Thank you so much 🙂 Reply

      • Elizabeth in Wisco
        December 17, 2018

        I wear my son’s snowboarding goggles, lol. If you have a pair laying around I would recommend giving it a try! Thank you for all the great recipes! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 17, 2018

          haha! That’s awesome! I can totally see that! Reply

  • Kathleen A Cole
    December 5, 2018

    Hi Natasha!! I am thrilled to find your blog and see new recipes. Your joyful voice came through my Facebook feed. My first thought was..who is this lady who stands out from the rest! :). I have watched a few of your excellent videos, but the recipe that has stood out from the rest (the only one I have actually tried) is the No-bake Cheesecake. Omg!! It is the best! I have made it 3 times, once for a friend and then my family this Thanksgiving. You are a Godsend and I mean that literally. This cheesecake recipe saves me hours of time from baking, cooling and even chilling. I can’t say enough.

    I also want to say how refreshing it is to know we trust in the same God who makes ALL things possible.

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your videos and recipes on your blog (I love new recipes :).

    Kathleen Reply

    • Natasha
      December 5, 2018

      Thank you so much for writing in and sharing your super encouraging feedback. Your words blessed me and I sure appreciate you! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying our blog, videos and recipes 🙂 Reply

  • Rick Martin
    November 29, 2018

    Thank you Natasha for your humble attitude and boldness in sharing your faith in Jesus Christ. May the blessings continue to come to your family during this season when we celebrate his birth. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Rick! I’m so happy you discovered our blog. God bless you & Happy Holidays! Reply

  • Tami
    November 28, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    You have a beautiful family and I love watching your videos! You crack me up lol. Could you do a video for a Broccoli & Cheese recipe please? It’s my daughters favorite soup and I would like to make it for her birthday dinner in March. On to watch more! God Bless. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2018

      Thank you for that suggestion, Tami! Broccoli cheese sounds perfect for winter! You can find more of our soup recipes hereReply

  • Mhyrnz
    November 27, 2018

    Natasha’s kitchen is awesome..plenty of recipe..easy to follow, the real home cook good meal, I’ve tried some and there’s more to try..

    I’m following you..

    Mhyrnz Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2018

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Welcome!! Reply

  • Lynda
    November 27, 2018

    So for this year Thanksgiving, I pulled a lot of the recipes from your site, and let me say, your recipes are my “go to” place for recipes.

    Loved your butter Turkey rub (husband said it was one of the best, juiciest Turkey he has ever had), cranberries, pumpkin cheesecake (again husband who isn’t a fan of cheesecake said it was restaurant quality), and blueberry pie. Uncomplicated ingredients and instructions. With your recipes, my first attempt at cooking them are spot on. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2018

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

  • Laura
    November 25, 2018

    Hey Natasha,

    I will like to know if later on the future if can show us a Talapia recipe. I’m a fan of seafood. I already have made your salmon recipe they turn out very delicious!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2018

      Hi Laura! You’re in luck! We actually have this Tilapia Casserole recipe here on the blog. I hope you like it! Reply

  • Becky Pitu
    November 24, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I’ve been following your cooking/baking videos for a long time now!:) And I just found your blog about you and your family! lol. I knew that you had a blog about food (Exact measurements, directions, etc.) But I had no idea that you had a blog about you and your family! That was actually good to know. I also love testing and trying each and every one of your new recipes! I also just found out that you are a believer in our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. And so am I! But most importantly I am glad to hear/see how God has worked through your life and brought you here! I love your whole family, and God bless You and your family!:) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2018

      Hi Becky!! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you for your thoughtful message! God bless you! Reply

  • Harriet Domingo
    November 21, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I love how simple and accessible your recipes are. Tonight I will try the most simple yet healthy salad – that i can make, it;s your tuna salad!!! I’ve been watching your videos for days now and Im happy to say that i can make more delicious salads for now on. Reply

  • K. Przybylski
    November 21, 2018

    Great recipes here, thanks for sharing them! Now, just waiting to see if you have one for salo… (・ω・) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Robert Forrest
    November 19, 2018

    Your site is my go to cooking site.
    The wreath Bread is fantastic and as staple in our family.
    If you are ever up for adoption my wife and I will take you and your delightful family in an instant.
    Have a Happy Holiday
    Bob Forrest
     Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 19, 2018

      Thank you for that kind offer, Robert!! I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes!! Reply

  • Mary C Mauerer
    November 18, 2018

    I was looking for your gluten free bread recipes but couldnt find any none would show up when I put in search tab!? Can you tell me a good gluten free recipe that you would recommend to me of yours.
    thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2018

      Hi Mary! I do not have a gluten-free bread recipe at this time. If you find one that you like I would love your feedback! Reply

  • Raisa
    November 18, 2018

    Hi Natasha!
    I LOVE all your recipes that i tried. I would like to share them with my friends. Will i be able to find them in russian? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2018

      Hi Raisa, I do not have my recipes in Russian! I’m so happy you are loving the recipes!! Reply

  • Nancy Huesgen
    November 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha: I made your stuffed bell peppers last night. They were wonderful and SO much healthier than the recipe I “used” to use. I was unsure I wanted to try the sauce (and almost wasn’t going to make it). I did make the sauce and it is wonderful. Very unique. TKS!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Kathy
    November 15, 2018

    Hi there. Wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your cooking and getting some great ideas from you. I also told my boss about you and your site and she said omg why didn’t you tell me sooner. She is going to try some of your great dinners,. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2018

      That’s so great!! Thank you for sharing that with me!! Reply

  • Anya
    November 15, 2018

    I’m very happy to find your blog, Natasha! We are also from Ukraine (many years ago) and I love to cook:) Found some very interesting recipes and will follow you here. Good luck! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2018

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! 🙂 Reply

  • Grace
    November 15, 2018

    Hello! I love everything about your story, your recipes, all of this, except…. I can barely read your recipes for all the ads and popups. The pop-up that asks if we want to subscribe WON’T go away, and is very much in the way. Because it’s so difficult, it kind of deters me from using your wonderful recipes. I don’t want to complain, but thought it was important to share that with you. Reply

    • Natasha
      November 16, 2018

      Hi Grace, I sure appreciate your feedback and our readers experience is a high priority so this feedback is helpful! I am not able to recreate not being able to close the subscribe box and clicking the “X” in the top right corner of the box is closing it for me. Can you share what device you are using and browser where clicking the “x” is not functioning? Thank you so much! Reply

  • jo kay
    November 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I just found your site here when looking for radish recipes! I am in Australia, in my 40’s and unfortunately living in a nursing home that serves awful old people’s food and I am looking at easy, healthy recipes that I can make. I have a fridge and microwave in my room . Oh my, looking at your salad recipes, I can’t wait to make some. I have German and Estonian heritage so I love European hints in food 😊. I look forward to reading more of your recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 15, 2018

      I’m so happy you discovered out recipes!! I too hope you get to try that soon!! Reply

  • Diana
    November 13, 2018

    Hey Natasha! 😃 I was just looking for the Red Borscht II recipe and it’s gone!! Can you please post it up again or at least send me the recipe individually, thank you!! It was the only recipe I used for res borscht😭 Reply

  • Kirsys Sanchez
    November 12, 2018

    You just inspired me. I can’t believe it took me this long to read more “about you” on your site. I am also Realtor (recently) and I still think it may not be for me. I also love to cook, (kirsyskitchen) and I have been struggling trying to find out what I am meant to be here for. My biggest motivation is happiness is definitely dancing. Maybe I could incorporate a cooking/dancing business…lol. Love your recipes and a lot of what I do, is from your site. Thanks again for sharing and may God continue to bless you and your family!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2018

      Seriously all smiles after reading this Kirsys!! Thank you for sharing this with me!! 🙂 Reply

  • Rebecca Cokonougher
    November 12, 2018

    Greetings from O.H.I.O …. I would like to use your cheesy chicken fritters recipe as an appetizer. Would it work to make them smaller (a few days prior to my party) and freeze them? If so, should I thaw before baking — or bake before thawing and just microwave quickly before serving? Thanks so much. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2018

      Hi Rebecca! I think it would be best if these were baked after the freezer however I find it’s best to bake until it is just hot and not cooking again since recooking chicken can make it tough. I haven’t experimented with freezing and then baking but some of our readers have great results in doing so. Reply

  • Glory shabouk
    November 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha love your blog! Just stumbled across it looking for a specific Ukrainian blueberry cake. It’s possible that your blueberry lemon cake might be it.My Moms grandmother was from Lviv Ukraine, (pre ww2)and my mom always talks about this amazing blueberry cake she would make that was filled with blueberries. Apparently it made almost a filling with so many fresh berries. I might try the recipe like that. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2018

      That’s so great!! I hope you get to try our recipe soon! Also, Welcome to our blog! I’m so happy you discovered it! Reply

  • Larissa Souza
    November 9, 2018

    I love your website! I am also a christian, nurse and when I came to the US, I started cooking more at home to stay healthy!
    Your recipes are delicious and whenever I want to cook something new, I first check your website! Congrats!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2018

      I’m so inspired reading this. Thank you Larissa! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • tess
    November 9, 2018

    hi im so glad i found this delicious website it has seriously made my day!😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Welcome to our blog! Reply

  • Geena
    November 9, 2018

    Love your vibe of cooking! Keep it up💖 beautiful family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you Geena! Reply

  • Katrinna
    November 8, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I love watching your videos and ideas. I made your Instant Pot recipe for Beef Plov for my husband and loved it! Would love to see more ideas for the IP! Thank you so much and get them coming! 🙂 Also loved all the avocado salads this summer! Awesome!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2018

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

  • Oana
    November 7, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    First thing when I look for a recipe is in your kitchen. Well done and keep the good recipes coming!
    You always give me a good vibe ♥️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you Oana! Reply

  • Nora Wojtowicz
    November 6, 2018

    Natasha’s recipes are easy to follow, taste wonderful & her video are always fun to watch! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 6, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Janet
    November 4, 2018

    Absolutely love all recipes I’ve tried so far. I appreciate the simplicity of the recipe and the out of this world taste.
    Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2018

      Thank you for this amazing feedback! Reply

  • Erin Cheers
    November 3, 2018

    Natasha, I have only recently started cooking and so appreciate your delicious and easy-to-follow recipes. As a physician and a mother, quick and simple is essential! I was introduced to your blog by my dad (who is perhaps your BIGGEST fan!) who is a phenomenal cook and now uses your recipes regularly.

    Thank you from our family to yours. Keep up the great work!

    The Cheers and Cook Families Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 3, 2018

      Hi Erin! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I love that your dad introduced you to our blog! Welcome! We are happy to have you!! Reply

  • Beth
    November 2, 2018

    I’ve been following you on Facebook for some time and absolutely love your videos! I just now read your background and I am so happy that we are blessed to have you and your family in this country. I love your recipes and your presentation. I’m a 62 year old grandma who has been cooking and baking since I was 11 years old and I love trying variations or new recipes, especially with some ethnic flavor! Keep up the good work and God bless you and your family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2018

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you Beth! I appreciate you taking time to write this thoughtful message our way. Reply

  • Daniella
    October 28, 2018

    I really enjoy your site and recipes. I notice you use a Dutch oven a lot. I do not have one as I’m a tiny woman and I find them way too heavy for me to manage. Can you suggest an alternative? e.g. for your beef soup or lamb stew recipes.
    Thanks. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2018

      A heavy bottom pot will do. Just make sure to watch carefully when braising especially since items tend to burn quicker when not in a heavy bottom pot Reply

  • Courtney Ables
    October 25, 2018

    I love a good chicken salad sandwich! I would love to see a recipe of one from you! I would love the video too! One of my favorites was from Chick-Fil-A but, they stopped selling it. 🙁 You have the best recipes and I love trying to recreate them! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2018

      Hi Courtney! We have so many different salads to choose from! I recommend following this link here for a few of our favorites Reply

      • Courtney Ables
        October 30, 2018

        Thank you! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 30, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Susan
    October 24, 2018

    I just discovered your website through the Facebook videos, love them. I’m retired so have time to play in the kitchen, even though people think I’m a good cook, And i cook a lot from scratch, I still have a lot to learn in the kitchen (and life) lol. I’m looking forward to making your recipes, they look yummy. My first will be the apple cake.
    So excited to see you are a Christian and give God all the glory to your success. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2018

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback Susan! I am so happy you have discovered our blog! Welcome!! Reply

  • Jennifer Echea
    October 22, 2018

    Your site is now my go to for dinners. I’ve made your plov and the men loved it…now making your one sheet pan chicken. Thanks for keeping it real. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 22, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Jennifer!! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Ksenia
    October 21, 2018

    Where in Ukraine is your family from? Reply

  • Judy Phan
    October 19, 2018

    Omg. thank you for your sharing you sound like me. I never knew what i’m good at when it comes to school, then I decided Business, since my family is also in Real Estate.
    I also to got married last year. Never knew how to cook. Kinda regret not learning while living with my mom for all these years. She a great chinese food cooker. She knows all the recipe. But now my cooking skill kinda better but still need a little bit improving. Some times I forget the recipe so I have to look it up on my phone lol short term memory no good lol
    It’ll be nice to learn how to cook all food without a recipe. It gets tiring reading them lol
    I guess God has planned that you’re a food blogger 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2018

      Just keep trying and with practice you’ll be amazing! Thanks for sharing this with me, Judy! Reply

  • Rita
    October 19, 2018

    Hi Natasha

    Love your recipes. Do you use US measuring standards in your recipes? (E.g. Cups, tablespoons) It can be a bit tricky working out the equivalent for Australian equipment and there are a lot of websites giving a lot of different figures. Would love it if you could recommend a site or post this information on your site. Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2018

      Hi Rita! We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes but it is taking some time as we have 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 Reply

  • Tasha
    October 17, 2018

    I love love love the shrimp alfredo recipe! I am so not a big cooker, but since stumbling upon your youtube videos, I’ve been inclined to cook. 🙂 Do you have a recipe for crab cakes? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2018

      Welcome to our blog Tasha! We have these amazing shrimp cakes Some of our readers have replaced shrimp for crab and loved it! Enjoy! Reply

  • Dianne Saternow
    October 16, 2018

    Love watching you. One day you were opening a can of beans or tomatoes with this can opener with long handle…looked so easy to use, can you tell me what brand it is??
    Thanks!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2018

      Thank you Diane! We use this can opener hereReply

  • Chris
    October 16, 2018

    So many things look so delicous and very tasty and I will be trying quite a few of them. Thanks Do you have the recipe for a russian cherry cake I believe it is wonderful and is light and has cream I think Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 16, 2018

      Hi Chris! I recommend check out cherry archives here. I hope this helps! Reply

  • Linda Collins
    October 15, 2018

    I love your recipes. Do you have a cookbook? I am old school and still love to sit and look through cookbooks to find what I want to try. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2018

      We are working on one! Stay tuned! Reply

  • Chele
    October 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I’ve just watched your video for the salmon cob salad which looks amazing! For the dressing what would you recommend instead of using cilantro? Reply

    • Natasha
      October 15, 2018

      Hi Chele, you could use chopped chives instead and it will still taste great. Reply

  • gus
    October 12, 2018

    Interesting recipe but can’t use do to the fact printing the whole recipe would be prohibitive, sorry. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2018

      Gus, We have a printer friendly version at the bottom of each post 🙂 Reply

  • Nancy
    October 12, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I made your berry danish. My berries were bleeding onto the cream cheese filling. Do you know how I can prevent this from happening? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2018

      Hi Nancy! We’re the berries dry? not wet placing them? Reply

  • Hayrie Myumyun
    October 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I was following your recipes on Facebook. I wanted to cook salmon on Sunay and found your recipe on google. You have a new subscriber from England. Like you said your recipes are family friendly and the ingredients are easy to find. Thank you and Good luck xx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      Thank you so much for subscribing, Hayrie! Welcome! Reply

  • Marc
    October 11, 2018

    Hello Natasha.

    I just have to say how wonderful I think your videos are. They are executed and edited brilliantly and the way you speed up the prep and cooking, is just perfect. I also watch Food Wishes and Laura in the Kitchen and you are now my favourite YT chef (sorry Laura!!!). Thank you and I hope you keep the videos coming.

    PS You’re adorable! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      You’re so nice! Thank you for this amazing feedback, Marc! Reply

  • Mary
    October 9, 2018

    Hi Natasha!
    Love your website…LOVE your recipes…I am a Celiac who prefers to eat naturally gluten free.
    Your Nutella almond cake is just that!…I have a question though…can I bake the base layers several days in advance….keep them airtight….and then assemble 24 hours prior to enjoying?
    I think I can…I just want to defer to your expertise!
    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      October 9, 2018

      Hi Mary, you can make the layers a couple days in advance but the cake really does need to soften overnight so it is a make-ahead cake 🙂 Reply

  • lynn herbstritt
    October 7, 2018

    hi Natasha, i would like to know if i can double your peach preserve recipe. thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 8, 2018

      Hi there, Lynn. I don’t see why not as long as you have a large enough container! Enjoy! Reply

  • Ivanna
    October 7, 2018

    Hi. Natasha .
    I love all the recipes I’ve tried every recipe from your site and I’m a big fan of your blog. Always excited to see a new post!
    Thank you… 😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2018

      My pleasure Ivanna! I’m happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Roseanne Park
    October 1, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I love your 4 ingredient sponge cake! I am going to make it as the base for a candy island cake for my school’s art project.May i ask if the cake will last when not refrigerated for around 4 hours?Thank you so much❤ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2018

      It should hold up fine but try to keep it refrigerated up until you are ready to serve or have it out. Reply

      • Roseanne Park
        October 7, 2018

        Thank you so much ! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 7, 2018

          My pleasure! Reply

  • Marie-Claude
    September 26, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I love your recipes. If I don’t make the cheesy chicking fritters often there is a riot in my home and frankly, I could just take a bath in the garlic lemon mayo.
    I love cooking and take great pride in giving my family healthy homemade food. I’ve got two kids and want to make sure that they learn how fun food can be.
    I’ve been wanting to do something similar with my cooking and start a blog to share my favorite recipes but mostly my love of food and cooking. What would you recommend to someone who wants to be like you when they grow up? 🙂 I just figured out I will not have lived my life fully if I don’t cook for a living. Any insights on how to get started the right way would be appreciated. thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2018

      Hi Marie! Thank you for reaching out! That is a great question! We actually have an awesome blog resource post here. I hope this helps. Reply

  • Aaron Callahan
    September 23, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    I have truly enjoyed making your recipes and look forward to many more. I am sure your family loves dinner time and the yumminess you make for them.

    I see numerous recipes that specify how garlic should be prepared; minced, crushed etc…does it really matter if I mince garlic if the recipe calls for crushed garlic? I noticed a dish of yours, I believe it was a chicken and rice dish. You sliced a whole garlic bulb in half and pushed it into the dish. If I decided to press the garlic, would it make the dish not as yummy?

    Sorry, I am garlic conflicted 🙂

    Thank you,
    Aaron Reply

    • Natasha
      September 23, 2018

      Hi Aaron, I love how you put that “garlic conflicted” 🙂 Placing in the whole garlic head into the plov allows the flavor to infuse into the rice without overwhelming it and you can enjoy the cloves in the rice if you want more of a garlic punch – those cloves pop right out of their shells when squeezed and they have a sweet roasted flavor to them. If garlic is being cooked (sauteed, roasted, etc), it’s nice to minced, otherwise it can get too juicy and can cause splatter and sticking to the pan – if you’re cooking longer than a minute, sometimes pressed garlic and become bitter tasting. It really just depends on the texture you are going for and the cooking method. I hope all of that makes sense, but there is usually some reasoning to using minced versus pressed and I suggest following what the recipe calls for , for best results :). Oh also, crushed garlic – sometimes I crush garlic to get the flavor out into a stock or other recipe where I want to remove the garlic clove after it infuses it’s flavor and discard it. Reply

      • Aaron Callahan
        September 24, 2018

        Awesome, thank you 🙂 Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 24, 2018

          You’re welcome, Aaron! Reply

  • Deanna Drouillard
    September 22, 2018

    Hi Natasha:

    I love your recipes and have made several of them.
    My name is Deanna and I am of Ukrainian descent. I was also brought up on Ukrainian/Russian food. However, by the time I really got interested in learning to cook, my mom had passed away when I was 13. My father was not much of a cook so I took over the cooking duties. I learned a lot on my own and from recipes from my aunts. The one thing I really miss is the bread my mom made at Christmas time. I would love to have a recipe to make it for my family. If you know what this could be I would really appreciate the recipe. I remember it had lots of dried fruits in it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      Hi Deanna! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I’m so happy you had your aunts to help with your recipes. Could it possible be something like this loafReply

  • Danny Fullbright
    September 21, 2018

    Missing your great recipes and God given smile and personality but understand you have a lot to do sence moving into your new house. God bless, hope you and family are doing well. ——In Gods grace Danny Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2018

      Hi Danny! Thank you for that! We are still posting twice a week! The blog had all of our latest recipe! Thank you! Reply

  • Sigma
    September 20, 2018

    Hi natasha I love love love your sponge cake. Could you please make a chocolate spong cake and share with us… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2018

      Thanks for the great idea, Sigma! Reply

  • Irene Celani
    September 20, 2018

    I am intrigued. You are so cute. I lime your site. Cant wait to try your recipes. From one Uki to another…Дякую! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Irene! Reply

  • natasha
    September 19, 2018

    thank you for your recipe of the ptichye moloko. i am adopted from Russia and am doing a presentation on Russian food and culture. I am excited to try it out and share it with my American friends and family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Natasha! (Hey, great name!). I’m so honored you will be sharing our recipe to represent the Russian culture. I love that! Reply

  • Cathy
    September 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha and family! just happened across your web site of recipes… Just printed out a few (15 to be exact; LOL) Can’t wait to try them all!
    Thanks,Cathy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      THat’s so awesome! You just made my day! Enjoy! Reply

  • Sue Fleenor
    September 15, 2018

    Hi Natasha… I just discovered you yesterday while browsing You Tube. You were doing the Chicken Gloria recipe and it sounded and looked so good. I will be trying it soon. And I will also be following you to see what other yummy recipes you have. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      Hi Sue! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Welcome! I look forward to hearing how you like the Chicken Gloria! Reply

  • Sunette Pretorius
    September 15, 2018

    I love your recipies. They are so easy, colourful and delicious!
    Thank you for sharing these lovely foodies, your beautiful family and Christianity.
    Lots of love from South Africa Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2018

      Wow! I’m so happy you discovered our blog all the way in South Africa!! Thank you so much, Sunette! 🙂 Reply

  • Suzi A
    September 12, 2018

    Hello Natasha!!
    I am an Indian living in Budapest.
    I just saw your recipes and they are amazing. I am a dietitian and definitely gonna recommend your channel.
    Lots of Love and good wishes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2018

      Wow! Thank you Suzi! That is so nice of you! Welcome to our blog! Reply

  • Natalie S
    September 10, 2018

    Hi, Natasha! My name is also Natasha and I’m also from Ukraine 🙂 I’ve just discovered your blog on Yummly while looking for an apple pie. Browsing trough your recipes, I’ve discovered a lot of similarities with my own recipes. Thank you for bringing our wonderful and tasty recipes to more and more American readers and tasters 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2018

      Hey Natasha! Nice name 😉 . I’m so happy you discovered our blog! We are so happy to share our recipes and culture with our readers! 🙂 Welcome to the blog! Reply

  • Susanne
    September 8, 2018

    Natasha I love your recipes . Even my family love the meals. And they are easy to cook , bc you show how easy it is. Thank you for sharing this to us. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 8, 2018

      You’re so welcome, Susanne! I’m so happy you enjoyed that Reply

  • Pattykate
    September 7, 2018

    I am so thrilled that I found this site–your recipes look so yummy! I can’t wait to start trying them!! Do you deliver? Just kidding!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2018

      Hi Patty! This just made my day! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Welcome! Reply

  • Lina Greenland
    September 6, 2018

    I’m a Brazilian living in the US. I love cooking as a hobby, and your recipes are simply amazing! Yours are the first ones try before checking other cooking blogs or sites. Thanks for sharing your talents with the us! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2018

      Aw thanks again Lina. You’re so sweet! Reply

  • Lina Greenland
    September 6, 2018

    I’m a Brazilian living in the US. I love cooking as a hobby, and your recipes are simply amazing! Yours are the first ones try before checking other cooking blogs or sites. Thanks for sharing your talents with the us! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2018

      Hi Lina! this made my day! Thank you for the amazing feedback! I’m so happy to hear that. 🙂 Reply

  • Dave Hallbach
    September 6, 2018

    Hi!
    Normally when its dinner time I pull out my expert culinary skills and make a mean bowl of cereal. Today however, I learned how to spatchcock a chicken and it was amazing. My wife was so happy with the meal and we started picking other recipes on your site to try. Thanks for your hard work and God bless. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2018

      That’s so great, Dave! I love that you went from cereal to spatchcock and survived just fine 😉 Your wife must’ve been thrilled! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! God bless! Reply

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