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About

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

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

My family:

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

My background:

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

Here’s the rundown:

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

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

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About Natasha’s Kitchen:

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

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

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

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

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

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How I got Started Cooking:

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

Culture and Background

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Richard
    May 25, 2019

    Well Natasha you have it all,a beautiful family ja passion fof cooking and most of all our lord and savior jesus christ. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2019

      Thank you, James! Blessings to you! Reply

  • Jackie Kerr
    May 21, 2019

    Natasha, I have enjoyed many of your healthy recipes!! Keep up the good work, I really giggle while you prepare delicious, simple, clean recipes!!!! You inspire me to eat from my garden, my happy place!!!😁 Jackie Kerr Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2019

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

  • Mehar
    May 20, 2019

    Hi Natasha have U ever made donuts? Because I don’t find any recipe regarding that.can U please up laod a recipe or video of it Reply

  • Desirae
    May 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha ♡
    Will you please make videos using a pressure cooker?
    I just bought one, and I love all your recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 18, 2019

      Hi Desirae! We have a few recipes posted using the Instant Pot. Reply

  • Linda
    May 14, 2019

    LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your recipes, your presentations, your website, your wonderful family, and absolutely EVERYTHING about you. Simply put, you’re TERRIFIC! Linda Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading your feedback. Thank you, Linda! Reply

  • Jeanette
    May 14, 2019

    Love your Blog, have tried and enjoyed many of your recipes. You have a beautiful family, good fortune for you all in future. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 14, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Jeanette! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog! Reply

  • Maryam Abdikadir
    May 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    I discovered you on Youtube two days ago, and I must say am so happy and i feel so lucky. I enjoy the kitchen but been out of exciting recipes of late. I love your simple, and easy to cook recipes. I tried the banana bread with raisins and wallnuts….yum yum yum! I am going away for studies, believe me, your great cooking styles and beautiful smile will be my company for a long time. Be blessed and million thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog & Youtube Maryam!Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • David Spengeman
    May 11, 2019

    I’ve been following you, as you say and your handsome husband and your beautiful family. Your light shines through every video and blog post. I keep your family in my prayers. Satan wants nothing more than to demolish our witness. I pray for continued blessings. As I said once before, when your family comes to California my wife and I have a guest room with your name on it. David and Judy Spengeman Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2019

      You are so kind! Thank you, David! Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Craig Winfree
    May 11, 2019

    Wow. I’ve watched all of your videos because mainly you are the cutest personality and really beautiful thing on my feed but I’m a Chef too so it’s a win win.

    I dont mean to sound creepy but you are too cute not to watch. Reading your background just now solidifies you being the sweetest thing on the internet! Great fam! Lucky husband. CHEERS! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 11, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me Craig! Reply

  • Zara Ehtemam
    May 9, 2019

    Hi Natasha,

    You used to have a recipe for a classic Ukrainian borscht on your website back in September 2018 which is slightly different from what you currently have. It had cabbages in it and you cooked beets before cutting them. I really enjoyed making that borscht and would love to try it again. Can you please share that other recipe with me? I really appreciate it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 9, 2019

      Hi Zara we have the original link in the comments of the Borscht recipe. Here is a web archive of the original recipe. Hope that helps! We only update recipes when we feel it is an improvement, but I understand if you are used to making the original version. Reply

  • Svetlana
    May 8, 2019

    I’m suddenly so excited that you guys live in Idaho as hubby and I do as well! You always seem like such a light and friendly person to be around. I always come here to find new recipes since my mama doesn’t do cooking for us now that I’ve married and moved haha. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 8, 2019

      Hi Svetlana! That’ so awesome! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Claudia
    May 5, 2019

    Lovely Natasha , You inspire me so much , I love your recipes and you blog. I am trying to create a personal blog so I would love you to help me with ideas. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2019

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

  • Yolanda F Alefosio
    May 4, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I have been looking around and trying different chocolate chip recipe for years and let me say that your recipe is by far the best recipe for my family. I made it one evening and my kids loooooved it so much that they are addicted to it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes and will try more of your family-approved recipes for my family, thank you so much. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 6, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Gayle
    May 3, 2019

    Вітаю Natasha!

    Love your recipes! Tastes like Baba used to make with a modern twist!

    Дякую! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 3, 2019

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

  • Elena
    May 2, 2019

    You’re a breath of fresh air! So beautiful, likable and all your recipes are always spot on. Very much my taste. Much luck to you and your beautiful family!! God bless you all. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for your encouraging words Elena!. I am smiling big reading your comment 🙂 Reply

  • Dori
    May 2, 2019

    I am about to foster a teen girl originally from Ukraine and was adopted by a German family where she lived for several years before moving to the USA. I will be looking with interest at your recipes. I also lived in Germany and visited many countries. e.g. Yugoslavia, France, Italy, England and so on. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you came across my blog Dori! I hope she loves this recipe! Reply

  • Tanya
    April 30, 2019

    I’m enjoying your recipes very very much! Have you considered having your own cookbook published? I know it’s the age of technology and all, but there’s still something cool about a cookbook, something to look through, something to give as a gift, something to keep:) Reply

    • Natasha
      April 30, 2019

      Thank you so much for the encouragement! We are definitely planning to put one out. Life keeps throwing little curve balls that have kept it on the “shelf” 🙂 But it will happen God willing! It’s definitely a dream of mine. Reply

  • Dianne
    April 29, 2019

    Found your videos on you tube recently. I have been bingeing, and enjoying your cooking videos. You are a great presenter, have recipes I enjoy and they are not too long. Don’t know why it took me so long to find your blog! Thank you so much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2019

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

  • Wendy Jackson
    April 28, 2019

    Natasha, I love to watch you cook and how easy you make it all look! Thank you for doing this and even more special is your love for God and living your life and that of your family for Him! May He continue to bless you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment. Blessings to you! Reply

  • Lynne
    April 28, 2019

    I just came across your site today. Lovely family, you are so blessed. I have had celiac disease for 29 years and finding cooks/bakers that get it is amazing. The chicken parm recipe will be tried tonight for company, I have no worries that they will love it. Thanks so much,Lynne Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog Lynne! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Pili
    April 27, 2019

    Muchas gracias por tus recetas , sois encantadores !! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2019

      You’re so welcome Pili! I’m so happy you enjoyed our recipe! Reply

  • Alena Fabyanchuk
    April 24, 2019

    Hey Natasha
    I am a mother of 5 kids very lazy . Thanks to you my kids have learned how to cook. Me too I love following your easy delicious recipes. Wishing all the best to you and your wonderful family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 24, 2019

      You’re so nice! I’m so happy you discovered our blog Alena! Reply

  • Mayra Flores
    April 21, 2019

    Hello, my name is Mayra and I was looking for Easter recipes since I am having my in-laws over. I am making chicken thighs and ribs. I am trying both of your recipes and are excited about both since I read all the amazing reviews. I am a nurse like you and are passionate about cooking. My meals consist of Mexican food which I love but I also love trying other recipes. I just found your website and are excited to try some of your recipes. Love your story. God bless you and your family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you discovered and are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing that with us Mayra:) Blessings to you! Reply

  • Monica Leanos
    April 20, 2019

    It’s so awesome to see you and your family serving God! I am the opposite of you, my mom left me when I was 4 and I’m self-taught; I can cook to survive lol. On top of that, my hubby is EXTREMELY lactose intolerant so it’s a challenge to find affordable recipes. However, I am making the strawberry pretzel salad for my fam tomorrow and I love how easy it is for someone like me! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 21, 2019

      Hi Monica, it’s so nice to meet you and thank you for sharing your story with me. I hope you both love the strawberry pretzel salad! Reply

  • Lucia
    April 19, 2019

    Hi , my name is Lucia. I am from Italy, and I am like you love to cook. I am a big fan if you. Thasnk you for sharing your recipes.😉 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2019

      Hi Lucia! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog! Welcome! Reply

  • Corey Pass
    April 18, 2019

    Hey I can’t find the lovely strip steak recipe I’ve seen and cooked on here before. The one with the brown sugar rub. It was one of my favorites along with one of your tenderloin recipes. Please, if you could direct me towards it again. Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2019

      Hi Corey, are refering to this Spice Rubbed Sirloin? Reply

      • Corey
        April 18, 2019

        Yes. That is it. Thank you so much! It’s been awhile and just thought I could find it easily looking through the recipes. I’ll save it. Thanks again. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 18, 2019

          You’re so welcome! Reply

  • Varvara
    April 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Thank you for much for your blog and recipes. I live in Canada and its so convenient to use your website because of availability of the ingredients)
    Special thank you for the easiest crepes recipe. I finally happy with the result! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes Varvara! Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback! Reply

  • Kharmin J
    April 15, 2019

    Greetings, Natasha!

    I just went looking for Borscht recipes, and your Borscht with Beef sounds wonderful! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      I hope you love it, Kharmin! Reply

  • Anisha
    April 15, 2019

    Hi Natasha I love ur all the receipe. U are a really good on explaining n ur recipes are pretty simple. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2019

      You’re so nice! I’m so happy you find our recipes helpful. Thank you for sharing that with me. Reply

  • manuela
    April 14, 2019

    hey. God bless you and ur family. i’m watching u from Romania. i tried this weekend your lemon poppy seeds cake Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2019

      Wow! That’s amazing! I love that you are watching all the way from Romania! Thank you for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Roman
    April 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha, we are also from Ukraine and like cooking. Do you have a good ‘medivnyk’ recipe? How to make it a little moist, not too dry? Reply

  • Brennan
    April 12, 2019

    I love your cooking and you are amazing Natasha. I love baking and cooking too as it is one of my hobbies. One of my favorite ingredients to cook with is fish sauce, which I put in almost everything including desserts. You should maybe try cooking with Red Boat Fish Sauce, which is the best one I ever use for cooking, it adds a really good flavor to almost anything without tasting fishy at all. I have experimented with incorporating umami rich ingredients in desserts. Looking forward to see more videos, you deserve to be on a cooking show. I hope you and your family doesn’t have any food allergies. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Brennan! Reply

  • Reshma Raj
    April 12, 2019

    You are amazing, Natasha.. You don’t know how much I am excited to see your recipes. And I learned from this blog that you are an amazing Mom and Wife too..Looking forward to see your videos. Love and wishes from Me Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2019

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

  • Maria
    April 11, 2019

    I just love watching your videos, you’re very funny and all your recipes look delicious! Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you for sharing that with me Maria! Reply

  • Rose McCaslin
    April 10, 2019

    Ohhh Natasha! Love your recipes! I have printed and cooked so many of them.
    By the way…just read up on you. I did not know you live in Boise! I’m just down the road in Kuna. Move here 1.5 yrs ago with my husband…from Sacramento, CA.
    Keep up the good cooking!
    Thank you so much,
    Rose McCaslin
    P.s.: LOVE your new kitchen video tour! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2019

      That’s so awesome Rose! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Venkatesan.R
    April 8, 2019

    I am from india avid lover of cooking.I use to explore different cuisines.Recently one of my friend gave a buckwheat pack which is very rare item in this part of the world, south india.He told me about kadha.just googled , found.your website is nice and also the way you have given in your site is simple and lucid.My best wishes to you and your family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2019

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

  • Tammy
    April 8, 2019

    Do you sell a recipe book. I love your recipes Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 8, 2019

      I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes! Not Yet Tammy, stay tuned! Reply

  • Terri Andruchow
    April 6, 2019

    Natasha, thank you, first of all. I am looking forward to Ukrainian recipes as I am married to one. I am especially looking forward a borscht recipe. Perogies (as North American’s call them) I have mastered, albeit time consuming, but worth it. Keep up your good work. Reply

  • Gabby
    April 6, 2019

    Natasha I read and save your recipes all the time but have not seen any Russian or Ukrainian. Can you please post some. Reply

  • cathy shaw
    April 5, 2019

    Hi Natasha, i read and comment often on your videos and just love them.. thanks again, for sharing your wonderful recipes.. xoxo Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      You’re welcome Cathy! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Chris Prindle
    April 5, 2019

    My family and I love your recipes and greatly appreciate the professionalism in your videos. You guys do a great job editing and making if fun, and the amount of prep that must go into it is very impressive. Happy to share Meridian Idaho with you, keep representing Idaho in such a positive way!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2019

      I love that you are in Idaho Chris!! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Kalay
    March 31, 2019

    Dear Natasha,
    We love your pie and cakes. With your strawberry cake my mom and I won a baking competition at school. We already subscribed to your channel. Keep sharing your recipes and videos.

    Regards,
    Kalay Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2019

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

  • March 28, 2019

    Wow, am so glad to find this site. Memories of my childhood food and mama’s recipes flooding in. Before she passed, tried to get as many recipes from her as nothing was written down. Alas, favourites were missed as time was short. Your wonderful site has revived almost entirely my mom’s recipes just as she made them. Thank you. Will continue to peruse your site.
    MARY Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2019

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

  • Marie_thérèse aoun
    March 28, 2019

    Hi natacha you are adorable and your family bless you I am from lebanon I cooked most of your recipes they are perfect thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Margarita
    March 27, 2019

    I would love it if you had a cookbook! This blog is amazing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Karen Mondragon
    March 27, 2019

    I just made your Chicken Avocado Salad. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. My husband and I both love it. I fried 2 chicken breast with lemon pepper instead of the rotisserie and used canned corn, added 2 hard boiled eggs. I have save a lot of your receipts and love your videos. I can tell you love cooking and eating. Thank you for your Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2019

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

  • Olena
    March 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I’m so glad I came across your website. I’m going to turn to your recipes with fun videos going forward. I’m from Ukraine too. 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying our recipes, Olena! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Julie Roggeveen
    March 26, 2019

    Hi from Australia…have just discovered your site while looking for a good crepe recipe. I’m stacking them into a cake with your butter/condensed milk/cream cheese recipe. Crepes are done and they taste amazing..onto the filling now. My mouth is watering.
    Amazing blog..great recipes..
    Thank you. ❣️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 27, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog, welcome! I hope you love this cake Julie! Reply

  • Tara
    March 24, 2019

    Wow I made the eclairs amazing I didn’t think I could do it. Your a great teacher❤️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 24, 2019

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

  • John King
    March 24, 2019

    Just discovered your blog and so happy I did! In 1996, my wife and I traveled to Moscow to adopt our daughter Elena, she was 6 years old at the time and was from Vidnoye, just outside of Moscow. We love experimenting with new ethnic recipes and I look forward to adding Ukrainian and Russian to our ever expanding list! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 24, 2019

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

  • Beth Sandefur
    March 22, 2019

    Natasha, you are simply PRECIOUS! I am a foodie as well and follow several chefs online. You are my absolute favorite! God bless you and your lovely family. Love from Birmingham, Alabama
    ~peace Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2019

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

  • March 22, 2019

    Hello! i was wondering if you had a recipe for strawberry pie? If not, i wanted to say your blueberry pie is really good!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Rose, I do not have a strawberry pie but that sounds delicious!! Reply

  • Michael Rivera
    March 22, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I love your cooking channel and I am a huge fan of yours. You have such a wonderful and sweet personality. You really make cooking look so easy and fun! However, I also take notice of the cookware you use on your channel. Just the other day, I bought a Le Creuset Dutch Oven and I made your famous beef stew. I was very delicious. Everything you make is great. I love food and cooking it. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent in the kitchen. I hope to be as great as you on day! I love your story and you have a beautiful family. I hope to see more of your amazing wonders in the kitchen. God bless! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 22, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that thoughtful comment and feedback. You can find most of our kitchen item follow the Shop link at the top of the blog! Reply

  • Chuck Mingrone
    March 22, 2019

    Hello Natasha and family. Such a beautiful family. I am an amateur chef and really love reviewing your recipes. Latest attempt will be the Filet in Mushroom sauce. Looks delicious. PS I cant fine the Like button or the Follow button. I am sure they are right in front of me but I cant find them. I will look again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2019

      Hi Chuck! Towards the top right of our blog, you will see a photo of us titled “Welcome to our family food blog!”, underneath that we have links to all of our social site where you can follow and like for our updates and new recipes. Make sure you are “following” my page as well as “like” it. Both buttons are located at the top of my Facebook page to the left! Reply

  • Donald Buzzelli
    March 18, 2019

    You should try out for the “Next Food Network Star” on the FOOD Channel. You are so polished in front of the camera! I can so see you on TV! You have a great story and personality. Have you tried to get on that show? BTW Love your jello pretzel salad and the apricot salmon (usually my wife makes it for me but I did it myself for lunch today since she was at work). It’s so delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2019

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

  • Alekhya
    March 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha Nice blog. Very good recipes and attractive youtube channel. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 18, 2019

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

  • Sharon
    March 17, 2019

    Beautiful Family <3
    May god Bless you <3 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 17, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Blessings to you Sharon! Reply

  • Beth Sandefur
    March 17, 2019

    You are so precious! I am a foodie as well and follow numerous blogs. However, I find yours the most appealing! I’m from Birmingham, Alabama and cook a lot of soul food. I appreciate your Slavic recipes and look forward each day to try new ones. Keep up the good work! God Bless~ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 17, 2019

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

  • Joanne Damiano
    March 17, 2019

    Hi Natasha.
    What can I substitute the Tabasco sauce with in your lamb chop recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      March 18, 2019

      Hi Joanne, you can just leave it out and add more seasoning to taste since the Tabasco does have a fair amount of salt in it. Reply

  • LEESA
    March 14, 2019

    Beautiful family girl. Continue to put God first and he will make all your dreams come thru. I am happy and proud that you spoke about having God in your life. We are Pentecostal Christians and I am never afraid to speak about the good Lord and to share love and respect to all. Awesome! We love your recipes, great job. Love and blessings to you and yours.
    Leesa Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you love our recipes! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment 🙂Blessings to you! Reply

  • vera
    March 14, 2019

    Zdravstvute Natasha. I am from Ukraine originally, was very happy to find ur blog. Love everything about you. Your energy, your thinking and your recipes. Looking for healthy ones. Hope ur business will grow. All the best to u and family. Will follow you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2019

      You are so nice, Vera! I’m so happy you discovered our blog, welcome! Reply

  • Lala
    March 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I’m a food lover from Sweden and I love to bake and cook, it’s my passion! and seeing how happy you are when you cook reminds me so much of myself. I love your energy and the recipes, please don’t ever stop your doing an amazing job! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2019

      Wow! You are so nice! Thank you for sharing that with me Lala! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Linda
    March 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha I have made your baclava which are now asked for often so decided to try your cupcakes they are fantastic light and fluffy yet still have that great homemade taste loved them it’s another keeper now to find a great chocolate cupcake with that same texture …….love your website ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2019

      That’s so great Linda!! I’m so happy you are enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Judy
    March 9, 2019

    This morning was the first time I’d read your background; and very happy to learn that you credit Jesus for your success.

    I know that I will now follow you and your family. That is right after I make your Sponge Cake recipe.

    Perhaps I was also lead to the site by my Lord and Savior.

    God Bless you all. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2019

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

  • Monica
    March 4, 2019

    Natasha, are you not the same lady who had the show BITCHIN KITCHIN? I loved the show, love you more now. Thanks for your wonderful recipes keep up the awesome job!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment Monica! That must’ve been someone else Reply

  • Sandra
    March 4, 2019

    Hello Natasha! How fun to come across your website in my search for Pad Thai recipe. I found it! And, then, got caught up in your little videos. I have been here for about an hour just browsing your site! My husband and I sponsored a Ukranian family of 8, two parents and six kids, thirty years ago from the former Soviet Union. We were also raising a family of 6 kids the same ages. We welcomed our guest family to live with us in our home for six weeks until we could find their own housing. That meant 4 adults and 12 children – under one roof with only one bathroom! Yes, it is a cherished memory! The other mom and I shared the kitchen as she taught me to make bortsche and other soups, while eating lots of bread. But, once we found a permanent home for our immigrant family, we were welcomed to their home for more delicious meals. I’m loving your site and am eager to revisit some of those recipes we enjoyed so many years ago. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2019

      Wow! That is so amazing! I’m sure that family will never forget your sacrifice and generosity! I’m so happy you discovered our blog, Sandra! Welcome! I am smiling big reading your comment 🙂 Reply

  • Denka
    March 3, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I’m Bulgarian, my mother in law is Ukrainian. Love your recipes all ready try some. You doing everything so beautiful 😍. You and your family are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it’s with us. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2019

      You are so nice! Thank you for that wonderful compliment and thoughtful comment, Denka! Reply

  • Isabel Caplin
    March 3, 2019

    Can I use Cabernet Sauvignon in your Beef Stew recipe >>??? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2019

      Hi Isabel, I have not tried that particular wine but I think it would work. One of my readers wrote the following review: “I used a Cabernet Sauvignon for the wine, and WOW. It came out AMAZING. We really enjoyed it, and this will be my go-to recipe for beef stew from now on! I even sent the recipe to my mother to try 🙂” Reply

  • Betty Villa
    March 2, 2019

    Thank you Natasha for sharing your life letting us see just a little piece of your passion for cooking for family and for the love of Christ Jesus I am a disabled woman and I used to cook a lot for my family big meals but since my injuries I’m no longer to stand very long at a time so my big meals have actually turned into what you call ew ew ew!!!! Frozen pizza corn dogs and lots of sandwiches!!! So tomorrow we are having a big dinner at church to celebrate our seventh year in our new location that we’ve been at so I wanted to make something special but easy and good (and not frozen lol!!!!) So the Lord put on my heart to do a simple stir fry everybody loves a stir fry so I Googled easy stir fry recipe and you popped up I scrolled down and I looked at the recipe and the picture made my mouth water the ingredients I had most of them on hand the only thing that I have to go to the store for that I don’t already have for this recipe is a zucchini so I thank you young lady for this scrumptious meal I hope you and your family have a blessed and fulfilled Saturday I’ll take a picture when I’m done cooking it I’m sure everyone at church is going to just love it thank you so much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you discovered our blog. Welcome! 🙂 I also look forward to seeing your recipe, Betty! I think this would be so perfect for that get together! Reply

  • George
    February 28, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing your story! and all of you great recipes, God is using you in ways you cant imagine! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2019

      Thank you for that thoughtful comment George! Blessings to you! Reply

  • Brittany Aleksandrowicz
    February 28, 2019

    I love this! My grandparents are from Germany and Poland and I’ve always loved experimenting with foods from that region in my own kitchen. I can’t wait to give some of your recipes a go 🙂 Especially the pierogi!
    I’ll definitely be a frequent visitor! Reply

    • Natasha
      February 28, 2019

      Welcome to our site!! I hope you find many new favorites here (including the pierogi!) 🙂 Reply

  • Paul Kilpatrick
    February 27, 2019

    Luv your videos Natasha and share with family and friends, some of whom are of Ukrainian extraction. Herewith a rendition of my own version of foodiness:

    I probably rendered myself persona non grata in New York City and Miami Beach this morning. On the other hand I would probably be welcomed to the United States Army Basic Culinary Training Division – Quartermaster Corps, or as we knew it in my time: Mess Hall Cooks School. I made SOS this morning using chopped deli sliced Pastrami. It was good, but it will probably take years for a convention of Talmudic Scholars to issue judgment.

    Growing up during WW-2, meat for domestic tables was scarce, so the occasional jar of dried chipped beef had to be extended with gravy and toast to feed a household of civilians. The typical recipe is a Dixie tradition and is rolled out about every ten years in Southern Living Magazine. I have done some experiments with the formula recently and made White (sliced chicken breast) as a companion to the old red chipped beef. The white version is deeeeelicious! Pastrami, being my latest, I will name “South Beach.” I invite y’all to make some at home and offer your opinion. This old veteran got a belly full of SOS (hamburger) in Army Mess Halls, so I never stirred a pan at home and never will. BTW, I use corn starch for my thickener, instead of flour, so take heart gluten free advocates.

    Mississippi native Craig Claiborne provided the bridge between north and southern cuisine when he became the food editor at the New York Times, years ago. Lemon cake was the charm, but his capacity for variety of nutrients and tastes became legendary and filled book shelves in many a kitchen. Another famous accommodation was accomplished when Delta Air Lines acquired Northeast Airlines and successfully combined corn pone and Matzos. Food is the universal uniter! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 27, 2019

      I love that you shared this with me, Paul! Thank you for sharing this comment and your experience with that! I agree food is definitely a universal uniter!! Reply

  • Lariska
    February 26, 2019

    Thanks for being there for those of us who wish we could cook and a irat step before calling mom. I think a big thanks to you the unspoken fear I heard of many girls saying they don’t know how to cook before getting married is just about gone. 🙂 but above that thanks for being a joyful genuine transparent and brave Christian who’s not afraid to give all the glory to God!! I’m excited to follow you for all these years and see how God has blessed you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2019

      Hi Lariska, I’m so happy you love our recipes and posts! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I am so inspired by and smiling big reading your comment 🙂 Blessings to you! Reply

  • Jocelyn Gadin
    February 25, 2019

    I came across your recipe from Facebook about Salmon Cobb Salad. It’s my favorite and yesterday made it for our church potluck and it was a hit! This recipe is so delicious and you make it so easy for us viewers to follow! Shared your recipes with my sisters! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2019

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

  • Tasha Hopper
    February 25, 2019

    Hi Natasha!
    Every recipe of yours that I have made has turned out AWESOME!! Do you have any casserole favorites that you could post? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2019

      I’m so happy you loved that, Tasha! This list here holds some of our favorites! It’s always hard to just pick one. Reply

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