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Hi there! My name is Natasha and 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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  • Cynthia L Dise
    February 23, 2019

    What Amazing Recipes you have your Cheesy chicken Fritters and Chicken parm are Outstanding they are 2 of my favorites. The instructions are so easy and they turn out every time.
    Thanks for sharing your amazing talents Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me, Cynthia! Reply

  • MrsC5
    February 23, 2019

    Hi Natasha!
    I found your recipe for pierogies a couple weeks ago… I haven’t made them in about 20 years, and decided to try using your recipe. I divided the finished pierogies into enough for that night – (feeding four) – and had enough left to freeze for 2 more meals for the hubs and I!! It was FABULOUS! Had our grown son & wife over to enjoy them with us, and they raved! I’m so happy! Your videos are so fun to watch – the JOY of the Lord certainly shines through ! Blessings in all your endeavors… I am a faithful audience. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review & sharing that with me! 🙂 Reply

  • Lawrence Collins
    February 23, 2019

    Hello Lovely Tutor,
    I am a 68 year old pensioner and I started cooking when I was 8. I started doing eggs and chips and that was all I could do for almost 60 years, until I decided to do a carrot cake. I searched the internet and found you. That was almost 1 year ago. Since then I have done so many delicious things, thanks to you. I have failed on things like doing long straight Eclairs and managed to change them into a sort of profiteroles. Thanks to you now I have friends requesting to taste them. (They must have heard the news through the grapevine). I have pictures of the good things that I did.
    Yesterday I cooked the Creamy Chicken Pasta with Asparagus plus the Chicken Pesto Rolls. Everyone said they were delicious.
    Thank you once again for doing such a great job with people like me who never stepped into a kitchen before, and now I can boast that I can cook full meals and not simply eggs and chips.
    Keep it up and keep them coming.

    Lorrie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 23, 2019

      Lawrence, your comment is so inspiring, thank you! I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for thoughtful your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment 🙂 Reply

  • Carin Gogocha
    February 22, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I am going to make your Blueberry Lemon Cake, so I came to your website and discovered you are Ukrainian! My husband’s father was from the Ukraine, so I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2019

      That’s so great, Carin! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Welcome! Reply

  • Pat Hatwell
    February 21, 2019

    Hi lovely lady,
    I plan to make your stuffed shells for Saturday afternoon, can I make them the night before or will the pasta get soggy. Help!
    Pat Hatwell Reply

    • Natasha
      February 21, 2019

      Hi Pat, they can be made the night before and the pasta will not get soggy. I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • Mrs. Karen Boml
    February 16, 2019

    Natasha, I was going to take an afternoon nap (hey I’m retired, lol) until I opened up your blog (thanks to my niece)….well, there went my nap, been using all my printer ink copying your fabulous recipes….also signed up on your site…..you are doing an amazing job and I thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2019

      Hi Karen, I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! 🙂 Thank you so much for subscribing and sharing that with me! I hope you get to catch up on your nap soon! 🙂 Reply

    • Sharon
      March 17, 2019

      Me Too! I can’t wait to try these recipes <3 Reply

  • Marija Milic
    February 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    my name is Marija. I just want to say I recently made one of your salads; Caesar Salad … somebody had posted it on Facebook and I had to make it right away, croutons and all. It was delish!! I had gone to your website to look for more recipes and have used one of your recipes, for each day last week. I love them and so does my family. They’re wholesome, healthy, quick and easy to make. I am Serbian and can somewhat relate to the passion of cooking and the recipes you have. Thank so much for sharing your recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2019

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

  • Rodica
    February 14, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I’m romanian and some of your recipes are similar to our type but most amazing is the way … your videos makes everything so clear and easy! Tried a few and worked every single time, thanks for your time and dedication you’re definitely a source of inspiration! God bless you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2019

      Wow! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and amazing feedback! I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes & videos! Blessings to you, Rodica! Reply

  • Raelene
    February 14, 2019

    I love your recipient for the sweet and sour ribs! So yummy!!!
    I will totally try other recipies!

    Raelene from Canada
    ( also a Ukrainian) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Raelene!! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • LOUMA
    February 14, 2019

    Hello
    you’re a delicious family and i like your videos mais they are not in french!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2019

      You’re so nice! I’m so happy you are enjoyed that. Reply

  • Abby
    February 10, 2019

    Please publish a cookbook !

    I’m a student and me and my room mates love making your recipes because they’re easy to follow and use simple, accessible ingredients. Chicken soup has been a life saver this cold and flu season!

    Thank you from all the way from Australia 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying our recipes!! We are planning on a book, stay tuned! Reply

  • Tanya
    February 8, 2019

    Girl you need to create an app!! Love your story. Amazing. Also love you recipes all tast great. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

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

  • Pete Kruml
    February 8, 2019

    Natasha,
    I just love your recipes. Videos and a wonderful web site, very very helpful. I hope some day you will do a recipe book. Thankyou from the Pacific Northwest. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Pete! Reply

  • karen murphy
    February 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha, great to meet you, thank you so much for sharing everything with me/us not just your recipes but your enthusiasm and your amazing spirit, God Bless Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you and blessings to you as well! 🙂 Reply

  • Lupita
    February 3, 2019

    I am a new YouTube subscriber and I love your recipes.😉Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you so much for subscribing, Lupita! 🙂 Reply

  • Linda Bonner
    February 3, 2019

    I LOVE your recipes and also your videos. I think you’re petty amazing!! My background is also Ukrainian and I wish I had paid more attention to my Ukrainian grandmother’s cooking. Thanks for posting your recipes.. xo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Reply

  • Donna Pepin Hamel
    February 3, 2019

    By any chance would you be publishing a cookbook to go along with your blog? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2019

      Hi Donna, We are working on one! Stay tuned! Reply

  • chris
    February 2, 2019

    everything I make from your site and facebook is a gigantic hit with my family! thank you for the fantastic food inspiration, its fun to cook when everyone goes bonkers for what you make! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 2, 2019

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

  • Susan
    February 1, 2019

    What brand of cookware do you use? Reply

  • Rick
    January 31, 2019

    Natasha, I retired a few years ago and before that, I never really had the time to do much cooking in the kitchen. After retirement, I took a few basic cooking lessons and now love “dabbling” in the kitchen everyday. Confession though, I almost never experiment too much without first consulting your site for some direction. Great site with a wonderful variety of recipes. I have never been disappointed! Your broiled lobster recipe was the first thing I tried- it was amazing!. Thanks for making cooking fun and easy! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! Reply

  • Nola McLaren
    January 31, 2019

    Love your web site and recipes. Reminds me of my Grandmothers Kitchen and lovely smells.

    Cut Onions without Crying:
    I sing. Clears out the kitchen of onlookers as well.
    Singing makes you breath through your mouth not your nose.
    Give it a try. I wotks for me. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2019

      Hi Nola! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Carolyn Abbot
    January 30, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    There you to be a Russian catering place in Brighton Beach. In that store they had a “biskvit” plain cake baked on a large sheet pan. It rose about 5 inches and sold like crazy by the pound. They also made a chocolate swirl cake. The sheet pan was lined with a collar. They also had a plain square cookie. Do you have any idea of a recipe? I know it has tons of eggs. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2019

      Hi Carolyn! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! Yes, Biskvit calls for many eggs. Have you tried this recipe yetReply

  • Mirza
    January 30, 2019

    I love watching your videos Natasha, all recipes look so simple and tasty.Though, here in the Philippines we seldom make those that you are doing because it will be very expensive most of the time so, I will just have to enjoy watching you and I love the way you smile you are so vibrant and so cool.. Thank you and keep on making videos for hungry hooman like me.Cheers! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2019

      Hi Mirza! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! 🙂 Reply

  • Paula Nguyen
    January 30, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your recipes! Not only I myself visit your blog often for inspiration, but also my 9 year old daughter, thanks to your very easily-to-follow recipes. She has made the Vanilla cupcakes few times and gave to relatives. When they asked her “is it mommy’s recipe, she answered it was Natasha’s. People turned to me and look “weird” LOL Anyway, thank you very much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles! I love “it was Natasha’s” Reply

  • Jeanette Elizabeth Smith Lyde
    January 29, 2019

    Reading recipe for lemon sauce for salmon. Can I use canned evaporated milk if I don’t have heavy cream available? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2019

      Hi Jeanette, I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tried that substitution. I’m not sure if it would develop properly into the same light and creamy consistency. Reply

  • Mary Ann Tkach
    January 28, 2019

    As a young bride, my mother-in-law went to live in her husband’s Ukrainian family home in Pittsburgh, PA. She learned to cook many of the traditional family recipes. One dish she spoke of would be the meal they ate on the day before bread baking. The old bread would be getting stale and they would toast it and dip it in a cheese sauce that she called machaka? Or something similar. Have you heard of this dish? I’d love to revive the tradition with my grandkids. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2019

      Hi MaryAnn! Not that I am aware of! That sounds so interesting! Do you have any recipe details? Reply

  • wendylee
    January 24, 2019

    ive just started to watch your videos and i have to say i love them your funny and you make baking and cooking fun and i have tried a few recipes and they turn out so im very happy i came apon your site and i will continue to look forward to your recipes thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2019

      You’re so welcome, Wendylee! Reply

  • Linda a Barrante
    January 24, 2019

    Love your site better than any other food site. I only wish there was a place where it can be shared to email or pinterest, google + or yummly which other sites have. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2019

      Hi Linda! We have share links within each photo to Pinterest and to other social sites through out the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Ludmila
    January 24, 2019

    Natasha,

    Do you have any recipes that are prepared in cocottes/gorshochki?
    I got a few as a gift and looking for good recipes .
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2019

      Hi Ludmila, You can follow this link here for Dutch oven recipes 🙂 Reply

      • Ludmila
        January 24, 2019

        Not sure if dutch oven recipes can be made using small cocottes instead. Cocottes can only be used in the oven. They’re can’t be used on stove top. Reply

  • Cindy
    January 22, 2019

    You have a wonderful blog full of fantastic recipes/videos. We’ve especially enjoyed the Avocado Chicken Salad. So yummy! Can’t wait to try the next recipe! You can definitely tell you enjoy what you are doing. God Bless! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Cindy! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog! Reply

  • Terri
    January 21, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I am mom to a 16-yr old Ukrainian, who has been my son (officially) for almost 2 years! I cook a lot of your recipes for him. So, thank you for making it possible to give him a little taste of home. He recently requested peroshki (not sure I spelled that right). I searched for it on your site and didn’t find a recipe for it. Was wondering if you would consider adding it?

    Thanks again for what you do! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2019

      Hi Terri! That’s so great! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Are you possibly looking for these recipes? You are also welcome to try these pierogies he may enjoy. Reply

  • Randy Carter
    January 21, 2019

    I enjoy your videos. You seem to have a really cute personality. Too bad you are married! 😊 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed our videos, Randy! 🙂 Reply

  • Myrna
    January 20, 2019

    Love your recipes! Please, keep ’em coming. BTW, I am a foodie….and also a Realtor. Background is music education. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2019

      That’s so great Myrna! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Derrick
    January 19, 2019

    Love your recipes and have tried many of them, so yummy!!!
    But got to say as a Ukrainian Canadian it can get really irritating the way you describe certain recipes as both Russian and Ukrainian. You also keep giving the Russian pronunciation for Ukrainian recipes which can also be really culturally insensitive. E.g. Holuptsi is “holuptsi” not “goluptsi”. Anyway other than that I think your recipes are amazing and cant wait to try more. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2019

      Thank you for your feedback, Derrick! Reply

  • Petro
    January 19, 2019

    Hey Natasha
    Love your recipes and think you have an amazing talent. Thankyou so much for doing such a great job representing the Ukrainian American community. However it would be great if you could refrain from labelling recipes as Russian/Ukrainian, by doing this you further merge the cultures into one another and make them less distinguishable and help Russia continued to Russify and appopriate Ukrainian culture and cuisine. Whilst I agree there are definite foods with a blended origin there are some that are very easily identified as either “Russian” or “Ukrainian”. For example Borsch, Pierogi (vareneky), Holuptsi, Salo, Paska, Kolbasa are all undeniably Ukrainian. Whilst dishes like Pelmeni are well known as being Russian. Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2019

      Hi Petro! I’m happy you have enjoyed our recipes! Thank you for your feedback! Reply

  • Tania Malanchuk
    January 19, 2019

    I’ve been using your recipes for a while now and just got around to read your bio- such a great story of how you came to making this blog!!! I’m so glad God took you through a journey and now is using your as a tool to help others!! You’re truly appreciated! 💕 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 19, 2019

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

  • Alma G. de Alvarado
    January 18, 2019

    I am so happy because a friend of mine give your contact. I am from Guatemala, Central America.
    I really love your recipes, but I LOVE YOU TOO, you are wonderful and sweet and smart and very nice. You and your family. I love to see you when cooking. GOD BLESSYOU!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2019

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

  • Morene
    January 16, 2019

    God bless you and your family love 💜💚❤😙😗you Natasha best cook ever hope you decide to write a cook book and a biography 😀😁!!!!!.

    Your fan Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2019

      Thank you Morene! I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes & blog! Reply

  • Brenna Moye
    January 16, 2019

    Love you Natasha your the best youtuber cook ever!!!!!. Hope you write a cook book and a biography

    Your fan Brenna Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2019

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

  • Becky
    January 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I was wondering if you could make a Q&A video. I would really love to see one! But if you do, here’s my question! Do you ever get hate comments, like about your food, ect. I don’t think you have ever gotten hate comment, i think they are all nice ones. Second question: Can you plzz do a house tour! You did one on your blog but i would like to see one on your YouTube channel. I don’t really know how your house really looks just from looking at pics. I see it better when looking onb video. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2019

      Hi Becky! Thank you for sharing all of this with us, we have many subscribers and lots of great questions that come through our blog. If you have any recipe questions feel free to post them in our recipe threads 🙂 Reply

  • Amanda
    January 15, 2019

    Excited to try your recipes. Interested in how you describe your family as striving to live by the word of God and life of Jesus. Sounds beautiful. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2019

      Thank you so much, Amanda!! Reply

  • Tanya Sosinko Elliott
    January 14, 2019

    Hi Natasha and Vadim, my father’s family also came from Ukraine originally, so I am happy to have (accidentally!..It must have been meant to be!) found your site :-). I have already tried the fillet mignon (so nice!), and will try some of the Ukrainian dishes when I have time off from work. I currently live in Hamilton, New Zealand, with my South African born husband. Now that I found your site, I am so excited to try so many of your recipes! ps: your children are gorgeous x Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! 🙂 Reply

  • Dean Herring
    January 13, 2019

    Natasha, I am Pastor Dean Herring from South Valley Baptist Church here in the Treasure Valley, and I am grateful for your testimony of your relationship with Jesus Christ! I’m telling my wife and daughters about your blog and very much looking forward to enjoying your recipes! God bless you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Welcome! Thank you for sharing this with your family, I love that you found us being in the Treasure Valley as well! God bless you! Reply

  • Ol
    January 13, 2019

    The French toast casserole sounds really delicious. It would be good if you suggested the size of the baking dish and the amount of bread in cups or ounces for this amount of milk and eggs. I’d like to scale it down in size. Thank you. Olga Reply

    • Natasha
      January 14, 2019

      Hi, I apologize I thought we had specified, but it is a 9×13 casserole dish. Also, if you click “metric” in the recipe card, you will get more specific measurements in grams and mL. Hope that helps! Reply

  • Z
    January 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha
    Do you have any good recipes for smoothies that are fling?

    Thanks much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 12, 2019

      HI Z, We have several! Follow this link for some great smoothie recipes. Reply

  • Carolyn Mackey
    January 11, 2019

    I absolutely love your recipes. As you stated earlier in your blog most ingredients are in your kitchen. You don’t have to go out and buy a ton of ingredients. The recipes are simple yet flavorful. I’m trying to lose weight along with my
    co-workers. I tried your chicken advacado salad and it was so tasty 😋. Plz share more recipes like this. Thanks. God bless you and your family 💜💜 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2019

      Thank you for that amazing feedback!! Reply

  • Dede
    January 11, 2019

    Natasha, love, love, love your blog. Your recipes are amazing and I love your videos too! You need to be on the Food Network (instead of all those competition shows-which I detest). Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Dede!! Reply

  • Regina
    January 10, 2019

    I so enjoy your recipes and witty writing style, Natasha. I started following your blog when I got married and mama also wasn’t don’t the cooking anymore! Most of our family recipe staples are thanks to you. I have picky eaters at home, and your kid-friendly recipes like the chicken fritters have alleviated my stress level around mealtimes greatly! I’m definitely a loyal fan. Congratulations on your new home! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2019

      Thank you so much, Regina! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog! Reply

  • Yvette
    January 9, 2019

    Beautiful Blog Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Trish
    January 8, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I really enjoy watching your cook videos on YouTube. Blessings from the South Pacific. Reply

  • Elisabeth
    January 8, 2019

    Dear Natasha. I came across your blog when searching for a creamy mushroom chicken recipe ( without Campbell!). I am French. Living in Canada with a son from Ukraine, which made me want cook more delicious specialties. Looking forward to some fun ukie cooking ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing that with us 🙂 Reply

  • Brooke
    January 8, 2019

    We love this website! My husband and I adopted 4 Ukrainian tweenagers (now teenagers) and these recipes help them get the tastes from their past, and food and cooking skills that are part of their Ukrainian culture. Thanks for all of the great recipes, making it easy and fun to follow! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      That is so amazing, I’m so inspired reading that. Thank you for sharing this with me. Reply

  • Lillian Hornsby
    January 7, 2019

    Merry Ukrainian Christmas to you Natasha & family, from one Ukie to another, love your recipes !! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2019

      Thank you, Lillian! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog! Reply

  • Suzanne
    January 6, 2019

    Your recipes are wonderful and you inspired me to find joy in cooking again! I love how fresh and healthy looking your dinners and salads are. When I see a recipe in my newsfeed in the morning, I know it will inspire me to cook and eat healthy that day! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m so inspired reading your review. Reply

  • Jenny
    January 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha!!

    Just wanted to let you know I linked to your cucumber tomato avocado salad in our first free weekly meal plan at Posh Paleo! Can’t wait to try it!!! Xo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2019

      I hope you love it, Jenny! Reply

  • Eleanor
    January 4, 2019

    I’ve been seeing you on FB for awhile but today decided to visit your website. I love your recipes.
    Good luck! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Gina
    January 4, 2019

    Hello, my name is Gina and love watching your recipes, loved reading your story how you started. My husband’s grandparents were from Russia. I’m Portuguese, and have learned a lot of our cultures recipes. I’ve been told I’m a pretty good cook. Have a recipe that I would like to share with you. It’s called “CHICKEN McQUEEN” have you heard of it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

      Hi Gina! I would love to hear more about it! Sounds interesting! Reply

  • Naíme Phillips
    January 4, 2019

    I just discovered your web page. Thank you for your lasagna recipe. Fabulous!! Blessings from Barcelona, Spain! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2019

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

  • Marilyn
    January 3, 2019

    Do you have a recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie? Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2019

      Hi Marilyn, we do not have a Lemon Meringue Pie recipe on our blog. We do have these lovely meringue baskets however 🙂 Reply

  • Suzanne Masters
    January 1, 2019

    I love you and all your recipes. I have often used many. They are so yummy. You have a fan in me. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2019

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

  • Robert A. Hyduke
    December 29, 2018

    So I get the email, watch the videos, but subscribe to Google? I’d rather pay a fee … avoid Google. Sell a book I’ll buy one for each daughter and myself, that’s 6! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

      Thank you, Robert! Reply

  • Miroslava Medvedeva
    December 29, 2018

    Hello Natachka,
    thank you for the recipes. It has been hard to find some decent Russian recipe and I’m delighted I found you

    S nastupayushim novim godom 🙂

    x Mira Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 29, 2018

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

  • Irina Izakson
    December 28, 2018

    Natasha,hi! Do you have recipe of homemade mayonnaise ?
    If you have-please let me know where it? Sorry for my English…Esli mozhno,Vash recept prigotovleniya mayonesa? Spasibo ogromnoe. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      Hi Irina! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! At this time, I do not have a mayonnaise recipe. Reply

  • Claudia
    December 28, 2018

    Natasha, would love to see Instant Pot recipes. I just got one for Christmas and while there are numerous Pinterest recipes, I trust yours the best. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      Thank you Claudia! We have a few posted on our blog and looking to create more in the future! Reply

  • Jennifer
    December 28, 2018

    I made the filet mignon in cream sauce w/mushrooms for Christmas dinner — my family adored it! My daughter stood over the pan eating up the remaining sauce & said it was the best she had ever tasted. Love your recipes and have been sharing them for the last few years. You are inspiring! (and love your personal story & share your views). Keep it the amazing work! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Linda Bonner
    December 27, 2018

    I look forward to seeing all of your recipes. You show basic cooking skills and working with foods that we can all relate to and eat. I think you’re pretty amazing and I’m so glad that your recipes are so successful because I can continue to see new and exciting foods to prepare. xo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Linda! Reply

  • zl
    December 27, 2018

    Hello Natasha,
    I love your energy, your recipes are awesome. I can watch you all day, you are so much fun and you make it so simple and easy for us to try your cuisine (i’ve tried plenty of your recipes, love it)
    What is really amazing, is that my mom is hooked to your blog as well, eventhough she is not an english speaker; you are able to transfer the knowledge of your cuisine to her perfectly! (btw, she just cooked your filet mignon receipe yesterday 🙂
    so, just wanted to encourage you and thank you for the great ideas you present each time! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2018

      I’m so inspired reading this. Thank you for sharing this with me! Reply

  • Padmini Chheta
    December 26, 2018

    I stumbled upon your website, via pinterest, a few weeks ago when searching for a quick, easy, and tasty desert. Your mini cheesecake with caramel sauce did the trick and were a huge hit with my family and friends. Needless to say, I’m now a big fan. Your recipes are great and videos are extremely helpful. Can’t wait to try more of your dishes. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2018

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

  • Scott Barnet
    December 25, 2018

    Natasha,
    Thank you so much for all of the wonderful recipes and videos. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas from Tijuana, Mexico. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 25, 2018

      Thank you, Scott!! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Iliana Gerova
    December 25, 2018

    Hello Natasha,
    This Christmas I prepared your recipe for turkey with lemon and parsley. I saw your video from 2016. My daughter liked the recipe which is not very typical for my country. I come from Bulgaria and we usually prepare the turkey with rice stuffing and sour cabbage. I agreed to follow your steps because it was adifferent style of preparing the turkey. As a result… I am really amazed, Natasha. The meal was perfect. Excellent juicy and rich flavoury. Really perfect. I am going to cook it again very soon. Thank you for your creative ideas.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 25, 2018

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

  • Mark
    December 24, 2018

    Natasha,

    I am quite the foodie as well and my family is from Ukraine too. I am first generation American and live in Brooklyn, NY. Your recipes are great and simple to follow! I just purchased an Instant Pot and looking forward to more of your great Instant Pot recipes. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Regards from Brooklyn! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Merry Christmas, Mark!! I’m so happy you discovered out blog! Reply

  • Debbie
    December 24, 2018

    Dear Natasha,
    I was looking for a healthy Instant Pot Chicken Broth soup recipe to help my husband recover from a sudden cold that has descended upon him. Your recipe sounds very good so plan to use it today. 🙂
    Thank you for your posts and for sharing about your family history and your desire to live your lives by following the life of Jesus.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      You are so nice! Thank you, Debbie!! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • vicky
    December 23, 2018

    Came across your channel on Facebook. We have tried many of your recipes and all have been perfection! Keep up the amazing recipes!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

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

  • Nancy AZ
    December 22, 2018

    I love your cooking! I would be a big fat cow if I tested all your recipes. They all look fabulous and since I have diabetes the cheesecake I am making for Christmas is a big deal for me. I tend to try more of your salads. You and Lindsey just might kill me one day! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 22, 2018

      I hope you love the cheesecake and are able to enjoy it even just a little bit 🙂 I’m so glad you are enjoying our recipes, especially the salads! 😉 Reply

  • Alla S.
    December 18, 2018

    I discovered your blog a couple years ago and never looked up recipes anywhere else again. I got married 7 years ago and this is what kept us alive lol. I love that you use normal, easy to find ingredients and supplies. We came to “America” from Ukraine in ’98 and its so cool that I can cook traditional old-school ukrainian meals without digging up my moms or grandmas old recipes. You’re helping to preserve our culture and are passing it on to the next generation. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2018

      I’m so inspired reading this!! Thank you for this amazing feedback, Alla! Reply

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