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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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  • Debra Glauch
    August 15, 2019

    I meant IDAHO! lol Reply

  • Debra Glauch
    August 15, 2019

    This is the best! Thank you for sharing your recipes, family and upbeat self. You make me want to go to Utah and visit your church! Every single recipe I have tried has been a winner, and you don’t see that on many sites. I have told all six of my kids that your blog is the go to place to feed their families! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Debra. Reply

  • August 14, 2019

    Natasha!You not only give recipes and cook well, you also tell so interesting stories before . This is a talent to able beautifully describe everything. Very creative and multi talented. Such a beautiful family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Yelena! Reply

  • Nisha
    August 13, 2019

    So glad I came across your blog! Love your videos and the dessert recipes. I am a sugar addict

    How do you stay so trim?? Your cakes and desserts look so scrumptious Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Nisha. I’m glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Amy
    August 13, 2019

    My daughter used your lemon blueberry muffin recipe (with a few small alterations) and entered it in her County Fair. She won Reserve Grand Champion and got a trophy. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 13, 2019

      Awww that is awesome!! I’m so happy to hear that and congratulations to your daughter. Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • jessica reedy
    August 12, 2019

    I just want to thank you for your website. I was bored of my same old recipes and found myself unable to come up with anything new I really enjoyed. Now you are my go to website. Literally, every day I go to my fridge, see what veggies/ meat I have put them in your search bar and I find something amazing to feed my family. Again thank you from one mom to another! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2019

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

  • Sherian McLaughlin
    August 12, 2019

    Wow, a very beautiful family and I found you by accident as I was looking for a cabbage casserole and here you are. Wrote it all down and will be making it tomorrow after I go to the grocery store. I love trying new foreign foods, so please keep them coming. Thank you for this blog. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2019

      You got it Sherian! Thank you for that wonderful compliment and I’m so glad you discoverfed our blog. Reply

  • Irma
    August 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha…….. Saw the recipe for mini cheesecakes. Was wondering if you would be successful if you used all ingredients to make a regular cheesecake. If so what or how to increase the ingredients. Is it possible? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2019

      Hi Irma, I recommend using this recipe here for a full cheesecake. Just change the topping to what you’d like. Reply

  • Laura
    August 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha…Greetings from Ontario Canada!
    I LOVE YOUR RECIPES and YOUR VIBE!
    I was tired of cooking and now just my husband and I to cook for and I needed a boost. We want to eat tasty and healthy and your recipes are so perfect for us….not complicated or time consuming because retirement is busy. I’m enjoying cooking again thanks to you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2019

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

  • David
    August 9, 2019

    You certainly have learned your craft, you are now the teacher! You have a wonderful family and you are finding true fulfillment in life. G-D bless you all. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, David! Reply

  • Milky Talukder
    August 9, 2019

    Hi Natasha your profile is very nice. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! Reply

  • Raye Drake
    August 8, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I have been using your recipes for a long tome now but have only just decided to write to you. I come from New Zealand and I have used your recipes many times my husbands favourite is Shrimp Pasta. I love trying your different dishes and this weekend I will try the Chicken Legs with Garlic and Dijon mustard. Can’t wait. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 9, 2019

      Hi Raye, That’s so exciting! I’ll have to tell my Kiwi friends I have visitors from New Zealand on the blog! Thank you for reaching out! Reply

  • Diane Gauthier
    August 8, 2019

    I would like recipez in french please Reply

  • Morgan Sussman
    August 7, 2019

    Have a good pickled watermelon recipe? The Adjika was spot on so I figured you may have this as well. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      August 7, 2019

      Hi Morgan, I don’t and I haven’t tried that but sounds intriguing! Reply

  • Lisa Scrivner
    August 6, 2019

    Hi, I just love watching you cook, your recipes are simple and easy to understand. Do you have a cookbook? I would love to have one, Thank you so much for such delicous recipes, Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you, Lisa! No cookbook at this time but stay tuned we do have plans in the works. Reply

  • Liz
    August 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha. You are such a wonderful chef and my family loves your recipes! I made the Lemon Chicken Pasta when my dad came over for dinner, and we all enjoyed seconds! I also made your Beef Stroganoff, which my husband loved! But our new favorite recipe is your Creamy Shrimp Alfredo-absolutely delicious! I made it for my mother-in-law and she raved about it, too. I look forward to trying your asparagus casserole with it next time. Tonight I’m going to try your Mexican Casserole. My family loves watching your cooking videos and your recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2019

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

  • Janis Peel
    August 6, 2019

    Natasha – Good Morning! I love, love, love all of your recipes. I am a nutrition coach and always want to pass these on to my clients but have to remind them about portion sizes. Can you do a video about portion sizes for me? (LOL) for all of your watchers? Some ideas that you can still eat anything you want but smaller portions? And eat slow…..
    Thanks for all you do? Reply

  • Ms Wynetta Kurian
    August 6, 2019

    Hi. I am Wynetta from India.

    Love the recipe I tried from your blog. Simple, easy to make and most of the ingredients are available.

    I will be trying some more. Thank you very much.

    God bless you and your lovely family

    Best wishes always. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Natasha M.
    August 1, 2019

    Hey Natasha!
    I love all the beautiful things about a really nice cake and your Apple Cake hit the spot for me when I made it last winter! It was light and fluffy, not overly sweet, had wonderful texture and color and smelled beyond delicious while it was baking. Unfortunately, I have to pass up this cake now due to my gluten and dairy allergies. I want to try to replicate it with GF flour, so that I can enjoy it again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me Natasha! If you experiment with GF flour I’d love to know how you like that! Reply

  • Marlyn Baxter
    July 31, 2019

    Just love all your recipes I have tried. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2019

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

      • Jackie Grkovich
        August 1, 2019

        I love all your recipes i have tried.Jackie! Reply

  • larryc
    July 29, 2019

    Hi there. Just finished the chicken casserole w/mushrooms & onions & sauce. I generally cook w/o salt…and the recipe could use MUCH more ground pepper and garlic. I used thigh meat as breast meat is just too expensive (I’m on social security now). Thigh meat is somewhat more stronly flavored but not disagreably so for me. My cats thinks it’s the cat’s meowwwwwwww. Reply

    • Natasha
      July 29, 2019

      Hi Larry, thank you for sharing that with me and I hope you love the casserole. Reply

  • Veronica
    July 29, 2019

    Hi just joined Natasha’s kitchen and the recipes look excellent hoping to get started. Was wondering if you doing baking such as a good recipe for Banana bread, muffins, and oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      Hi Veronica, thank you so much for subscribing! I’m so happy you found our blog! Yes! We actually have most of those on our blog already. When you go to natashaskitchen.com you will find a search window in the top right corner. Here are some links for you. Banana Bread, Muffins, Chocolate chip cookies. I hope that helps Reply

  • Maureen Testa
    July 28, 2019

    Love, love your recipes…..from New Jersey…….Maureen T. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

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

  • Haley
    July 25, 2019

    For the 30 min loaded potato soup can I use frozen diced potatoes? It says 4 lg potatoes so how many oz would I use of frozen Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2019

      Hi Haley, I haven’t tested that but it should include the same amount of poatoes. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Rachelle
    July 24, 2019

    I have loved all of your recipes for several years now and just saw you post on Instagram about being on KTVB, and I thought…wait a minute? I had no idea you’re in Idaho! We’re in Nampa! Just read your bio.
    Keep it up, love your recipes and your spunk. 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 24, 2019

      That’s so awesome Rachelle! Yes, we are right here in Idaho! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Suresh
    July 24, 2019

    nice article. Reply

  • Nickie Taylor
    July 22, 2019

    I’m dying to make the no-bake strawberry cheesecake. However, I’m confused because you mention in your bio that mascarpone cheese ads more flavor. What would be the amount and instead of what? Please advise. Nickie Taylor Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      Hi Nickie, are you referring to this recipe here? We have the mascarpone listed in the ingredient list following that link. We used 12 ounces of it. Reply

  • Hadiya jibrin
    July 20, 2019

    Love you Natasha from Africa Nigeria Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      I feel the love! Thank you! Reply

  • Lee
    July 16, 2019

    Thank you for the fish taco recipe. It worked out quite well. Reply

  • Agus
    July 15, 2019

    Hi! I arrived here because I just finished reading “the disappearance of Stephanie mailer” from Joel Dicker. I don’t know if it’s related to your blog, but it mention a Russian restaurant with this name 🙂
    Loved the blog ! Going to try one recepie here in Argentina. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2019

      Hi Agus, definitly no connection here but that you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Maureen
    July 15, 2019

    Where in uk can I buy cans of diced green chillies in juice as I want to make Mexican chicken and can’t find any Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      Hi Maureen, I wish I could tell you but I recommend calling around grocery stores or see if it is something you can order online? Reply

  • Memoona
    July 15, 2019

    Now i know why r u beautiful bcoz ur background os Ukrainian near russia central ssian states.women over there r famous for beauty.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      Thank you for that compliment! Reply

  • linda
    July 13, 2019

    I like the recipes I have seen so far but in the nutritional information there is no serving size Reply

    • Natasha
      July 13, 2019

      Hi Linda, the serving size is located at the top of the recipe card and the nutritional table is per serving. Reply

      • Janitra
        July 19, 2019

        Hi. I have tried out a few of your recipes and I love the simplicity of preparation and the fact that I don’t have to shop for all the ingredients as its stuff I usually have at home already. My son who is 7 years old is quite a fussy eater and so far he has loved everything that I have tried! So thank you! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 19, 2019

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

  • simona
    July 11, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Since I’ve “discovered ” Natashas Kitchen, is nothing more than your advise, recipes, tips, etc….
    I loved your new kitchen , therefor my next question: please, please tell me whats the name of that kitchen faucet and from where you took it.
    Thanks.
    Anyway – BIG, BIG fan. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2019

      Hi Simona, we have it linked in our Kitchen tour hereReply

      • Floridalma
        July 26, 2019

        Hola Natasha desde Tijuana, me encanta tu blog y tu cocina gracias por compartir tus recetas me en encantaron los cup cakes de blueberry y limón. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 27, 2019

          Thank you for sharing that with me all the way from Tijuana! I’m so happy you love our recipes! Reply

  • Dale in Garden City
    July 8, 2019

    I love your recipes and all of them I have tried have been great. I love cooking desert and get great reactions from friends.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2019

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you for sharing that Dale! Reply

  • Char Wilcox
    July 7, 2019

    I have been a fan of yours for awhile now. You not only make great food, but you are very entertaining. One other thing is I also live in ID. Love it here, but am also a former Washitonian and loved it there. I am making your strawberry pretzel salad for a dessert, as my family loves pretzels. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2019

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

    • Maureen
      July 15, 2019

      I want to make Mexican chicken casserole but can’t find diced green chilliest in uk, can you help,
      Regards
      Maureen Reply

  • Isabella
    July 7, 2019

    Hey Natasha!
    I didn’t really get into cooking until a few weeks ago when I wanted to find a new hobby and a way to distract myself.

    I started looking through your videos, a bit reluctant as it stemmed from a lack of self confidence and I wondered, could I really do this? Anyway, the first recipe I have made is the Chicken Fettucine Alfredo and I have already made it 3 times, the 3rd time without the help of my mum! It was a great success.

    Then I made it with Shrimp which I absolutely loved! I made a couple of mistakes like seasoning and the amount of cream I shouldve put in but hey, mistakes happen right?

    Then I made a burger from your video which was suprisingly really easy and delicious.

    The next on my list is Spaghetti Meatballs which I am excited about too.

    Every week, I save up a little of my money to put towards ingredients for a new dish, usually from your videos. It brings a sense of excitement and responsibility knowing that I am saving money towards a hobby of mine.

    Anyway, thank you for your recipes and you seem like you have a beautiful family

    xo bella Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo! Sounds like you found a new favorite! I hope you love the Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Roseann Powers
    July 5, 2019

    This is very interesting! But could be you please tell me how I might figure out the sodium mg on your Cowboy caviar! It sounds great! Ive recently been diagnosed with CHF heart disease & wonder how to break this down per serving. How much could you eat? Thank you if you can shed light on this subject. Good day!😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      July 5, 2019

      Hi Roseann, there are 10 servings in that recipe so the recipe card is per serving. The sodium mg listed there are per serving. You could go a little lighter on salt or omit the additional salt if you are watching your salt intake and then just add Italian dressing to taste – start with half the amount called for and see if it is to your liking. That should significantly cut down the sodium. You can add more lemon juice to compensate for missing salt flavor. Reply

  • July 4, 2019

    Waouhh… I’m so happy to find this page. I’m a man, and always wanted to learn cooking for me and to do some surprises to my honey. It is so easy the way you explain but, by watching the video I literaly felt hungry😄😄. Im pretty sure because of you, ill be a good cook. My honey will be surprised.

    I also believe in God, im happy you do too. You have an awesome family.

    May God blesses you for what you do Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      July 4, 2019

      So nice to meet you! I’m so glad you are enjoying our channel and videos. Thank you for your encouraging words. It’s awesome to meet others who share the same faith. God bless you!! Reply

  • Edie Woronicz
    July 2, 2019

    The potato pancakes start out good with ingredients you list, but why would you leave out finely chopped onion and garlic. Can’t imagine these delicious pancakes without onion and garlic. Delicious!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2019

      Hi Edie, you are more than welcome to add that. They are very versatile! Reply

  • maggie
    July 1, 2019

    Hi, I am on WW and would love to try the Avocado Shrimp Salsa Recipe. It states serves 6, what would you say a serving portion would be so I can figure how many points? Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      July 1, 2019

      Hi Maggie, we don’t typically measure out the recipes that way but it would be about 1 cup in 1 serving for that one. Reply

  • June 27, 2019

    Hi,
    I came across your blog. Great work! Interesting content and nice pictures.
    I am a food blogger from Canada and I invite you to visit/follow my blog

    Cheers, Angelika Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2019

      Hi Angelika, I’m so happy you enjoyed our blog! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Maria
    June 27, 2019

    Natasha,

    When making your Strawberry sauce are you able to freeze it to use at a later time. Reply

    • Natasha
      June 27, 2019

      Hi Maria, I haven’t tried but I think that should work fine since it is just strawberries and sugar. Keep in mind though, as with any frozen strawberry sauce, the color won’t be as vibrant as it is fresh once it’s thawed. Reply

  • Tracy P - NJ
    June 26, 2019

    Hi Natasha, Recently had a girls dinner party and made your homemade chocolate mousse. OMG to die for. Made it a little fancy with wine glasses, whip cream and shaved chocolate. The hit of our girls night. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for sharing and love the videos. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2019

      That souns fabulous Tracy! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I love the idea of serving it in a wine glass! Reply

  • Tracy Palumbo
    June 26, 2019

    Hi Natasha, OMG I made so many of your recipes and love them. Recently had a dinner party for a bunch of girlfriends and made your homemade mousse. To Die for! So easy and everyone loved (LOVED) it. To make it more fancy put it in wine glasses with whip cream and shaved chocolate. It’s a favorite of mine now. Thanks for sharing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2019

      I’m so happy to her that Tracy! Thank you for that awesome feedback! Reply

  • Vahe Sogomonyan
    June 25, 2019

    Hello there,

    How about some Armenian recipes? Dolma? ))) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion! You are welcome to send more ideas and recipes our way! Reply

  • Cristal Murillo
    June 24, 2019

    I saw the no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe called for Mascarpone cheese, that isn’t available in my area at all. What can I use to replace it with?. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

      Hi Cristal! We love it with mascarpone but you are more than welcome to substitute it with more cream cheese. Reply

  • Nancy Costa
    June 24, 2019

    What a beautiful family! I am definitely going to try your chicken tetrazzini recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

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

  • Hannah
    June 23, 2019

    Hi , Natasha , I love your recipes and I was so happy when I finally found a Christain food blogger ! I love your recipes and love watching your new videos every week ! God bless you and your family . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

      Aww that’s the best Hannah! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Blessings to you! Reply

  • Sunny Ambart
    June 22, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I’m so happy I found you on the web! Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes. I’m originally from Latvija and I grew up with Russian food and very muched missed it until I found your website. I was trilled to see your cooking. So far everything I have made from your recipes have been a success. You are wonderful to watch and you make cooking so easy. God bless your family and keep posting your recipes. I love cooking in general but you make me extra excited to cook for my family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying our recipe Sunny! Thank you for sharing your great feedback! Reply

  • Tricia Mchale
    June 22, 2019

    Hi Natasha I am so thrilled to have found such an easy and exciting new way of cooking really fresh recipes. I have made your shrimp fritters and lemon Alioli omg gorgeous. I have just made today cowboy caviar loving it as will my friends who are over for supper tonight. Also your artichoke and spinach dip that’s awesome. Thank you for being so inspiring and making me love healthy foods again and my love of cooking much appreciated Tricia in the UK keep up those fantastic videos xx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2019

      Wow! I’m so happy you loved all of those recipes Tricia! Thank you so much for sharing this inspiring comment with me! Reply

  • Craig Winfree
    June 22, 2019

    I’ve been following your FB page for a year or so now. Your recipes and cooking is great. That’s not why I searched a way to communicate with you. I hope you and your husband read this.

    You are what is wholesome and beautiful about America and life in general Natasha. I’m a great chef myself, but when I watch your video posts I’m enamored at the beauty of you. It’s not just me, my 2 daughters as well. But here me out because you need to know this; you are gorgeous and every little thing you do on your videos is so cute and so sweet it makes the food an afterthought. I find myself watching your videos just to see how much cuter you can be, and I’m never disappointed. Your husband is awesome too and obviously very handsome to have married you. What a great family and great American dream story. I can say enough about how every word or every look you give into the camera is as wholesome and beautiful as the plains of Texas. You are an American gem, you are Americas sweetheart. Everyone loves you. You will get your own show one day soon on network TV. America loves you. Reply

    • Natasha
      June 22, 2019

      Thank you for that amazing compliment! Wow! 🙂 I’m all smiles reading your message. Reply

  • Damaris
    June 21, 2019

    Natasha! I stumbled with one of your tuna recipes today and I loved it, it was simple yet really good and filling. I read your intro about your blog and I would be following. Maybe this can help me be a better cook myself 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2019

      Thank you so much for subscribing! I’m so happy you are enjoying our blog and recipes! Thank you! Reply

  • Karima
    June 20, 2019

    Hi
    U are lucky ladie
    Beautiful family I love your cooking
    Your recipes are amazing good luck wishing you and your family all the best 🌹🌹 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Karima! Reply

  • Jennifer renkel
    June 20, 2019

    My late husband was an incredible chef and photographer as well and he would have loved your website if he was still here with us just accidentally happened on to it and your family is very blessed to have you I was very blessed to have had him for 28 years and I never had cook or go to the store it was very different from my first marriage I did all the baking for desserts and breads at first but he even taught my son to cook and my son taught his Dad it’s a wonderful thing thank for making my day Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2019

      Wow! Thank you so so much for sharing this with all of us, Jennifer! I love that he took the time to cook for his family and especially teach is son! I love this, thank you! Reply

  • Annemarie McKenny
    June 20, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I really enjoy your recipes & so does my husband & family. Very glad I discovered you, thanks to FB 🙂 Your new kitchen looks great… The oven is to die for & so is your island!
    Thank you for blogging and sharing. God Bless.
    Love from,
    Long Island NY
    PS We have the same Corelle dishes! lol Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2019

      Hi Annemarie, 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

  • Barbara Seidler
    June 20, 2019

    So nice to see your lucky family that has you with them. Husband is handsome and you make a wonderful couple. Your children are beautiful and handsome. Thank you for all the pictures. Your smile makes me happy!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2019

      Thank you for that thoughtful feedback Barbara! you are so sweet! Reply

  • Tim8
    June 18, 2019

    I just think you’re awesome!! Love your recipes and your bubbly personality!! Thank you for always brightening my day!! Continued blessings to you and your family!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Hana
    June 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha i just discover you in Facebook. I spend a lot of time in your youtube chanel. I just read your bio.
    Im a nurse too !

    Big kiss from belgium. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2019

      That’s so awesome Hana!! Thank you so much for watching our videos! Reply

  • Cindy
    June 16, 2019

    Enjoyed reading about how your journey brought you to food! I can say a lot of us are really thankful! 🙂

    I’m always looking for new or different things. Today we came across “beef rib fingers” at the grocery. I’ve not had any luck finding a recipe on any trusted sites. Do you have any tasty recipes or suggestions on cooking them? Oven, grill or smoked? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Cindy! I haven’t experimented with beef rib fingers before but we do have this awesome Fall of the Bone Ribs recipe you can use as a guide. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Ricardo Borja Ansaldo
    June 14, 2019

    Hi, Natasha!
    I’ve been watching your recipes very often on Facebook months ago, but this is the first time I got to read the ‘About’ section. It is a pretty interesting life story, and you guys have a lovely family.

    I appreciate all the hard work making those amazing videos. Clear Neat. Well edited. I love what you do, because I love to cook, too, and watching your videos makes me think of joining the Blogger community… Who knows.

    Please keep sharing your ideas! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2019

      Hi Ricardo, thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so happy you finally stopped by our blog! Reply

  • Jamilla collins
    June 12, 2019

    Wow, what an amazing story!!!
    I thank God for your life. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Blessing to you! Reply

  • Tasneem Mungly
    June 12, 2019

    Hi, Natasha. I’m from Mauritius and I am a really big fan of your recipes. I cant tell you how much I love them because they are really easy to follow. My husband has study and work in Russia for many years before we got married and he loves Russian food this is how I came across your blog. If I have to give you stars for all your recipes it would be infinity stars. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 12, 2019

      Hi Tasneem, 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

  • Nannette
    June 11, 2019

    Hello Natasha, I have tried your Strawberry Cake (in springform pan) and it was a HIT for our daughters 21st Birthday! I am wondering can I bake it and take it camping. Maybe make cup cakes with the recipe? I know it would be a big hit and just wanted your thoughts. Would it be ok? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2019

      Hi Nannette, It is best on day one and should be refrigerated if not eaten the same day. I have enjoyed this up to 3 days in the fridge after making it but it has never lasted longer than that. If you have a camper with a fridge or a cold cooler that’s dry that would help. I haven’t tested that a cupcake so I cannot advise but if you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Zenia
    June 10, 2019

    I was looking for a mango cake recipe for my daughters bridal shower and after reading several recipes online I decided to make yours, I doubled the recipe and made the bottom one pineapple and rum raisin and the top tier with the fresh mango (I also chopped some mango into the puree) The cake was a hit and when I went back to print the recipe for a friend I noticed that you’re Ukrainian what a pleasant surprise, I’m also from Ukraine and will be checking out your recipes. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      June 10, 2019

      Hi Zenia, I’m so happy to hear you loved the mango cake! So nice to e-meet you! Reply

  • Mariya
    June 9, 2019

    My mama told me about your blog!! Since I moved out of her (Slavic food-filled) house, I need a resource to make these foods myself. Thank you!
    – Masha Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2019

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

  • SLAV
    June 8, 2019

    Natasha
    What was that oil anti spill cover that you used for keepong your stowe clean? Reply

  • Jenny
    June 6, 2019

    Natasha,

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes,and starting this blog! You are one of my most favorite websites for recipes now! I love how easy it is to follow your recipes and I can get a sense of your personality by your writing style. This awesome blog will help me cook for my Russian-Ukranian significant other and his family! 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2019

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

      • fina seru
        June 9, 2019

        thanks very much for the receipt that you send it over ,you really make my day . Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 9, 2019

          My pleasure! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Luda
    June 5, 2019

    Natasha, I’m your new fan, I accidentally discovered your site and I’m in love. It’s so difficult to come up with a new recipe every night, but I don’t have to anymore, I have you and your site now!!! I’m from Ukraine too, by the way. Good luck !! I can’t wait to try ALL your recipes  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2019

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

  • Dru Morris
    June 5, 2019

    You have a beautiful family! I really enjoy watching your videos, you are entertaining and so cute and….your recipes are down to earth and good. Thank you for sharing them!😊 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2019

      You’re so welcome Dru! Thank you so much for the fantastic review and your encouraging words. I am smiling big reading your comment Reply

  • Soyoung Park
    June 4, 2019

    Hi! Natasha! I love your beautiful family life story!
    I am from South Korea and I moved to Mexico City 18 year ago.
    Now I have a great family here.
    Super nice mexican husband and a 8 years mexican korean boy.
    And I really love to cook!
    And I have to tell and thank you for your incredible choco chip cookies!!!
    I had never made eatable cookies…… until I tried your recipe!!!!
    My husband and kid just loved the cookies and I almost cried!!
    Thank you so much for all the recipes and tips!!
    They help me a lot everyday!
    Have a geat day!
    I hope to see more and more of your recipe videos!
    Ah! And also hope to share my korean recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2019

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

  • Mark W Fischer
    May 28, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    My lady and I made the blueberry lemon cake for Memorial Day. Came out great and my guest whom we invited for diner is a foodie and he loved it (So did my lady and I). Thanks.
    Mark W. Fischer
    New Holland, Pa Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Mark! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Beatrice Sigu
    May 28, 2019

    Natashas Kitchen
    Am glad to have come across this channel and the recipes. I know this is where God has called me to do, but like you, I discovered it so late. I have always loved cooking but new in the baking industry. You have inspired me and I will continue following your recipes as God will enable. God to bless you together with your family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2019

      Thank you, Beatrice! I’m so happy you discovered our channel! Blessings to you! Reply

  • Maya
    May 27, 2019

    Natasha – You are absolutely fantastic. I’m 17 and have recently discovered my passion for cooking, and your recipes have really helped fuel said passion! Thank you for sharing your talent, your recipes are always a go-to for me and I totally rely on them… thank you!! God bless you and your beautiful family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 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

  • Godwin
    May 25, 2019

    First of All, I was inspired when I visited your Hubby’s Instagram page and I saw a title ‘Saved by Grace’ and also its tells on his pictures and comportment.

    I stumbled on your Youtube videos and was attracted to the clarity in presentation of your recipes.
    I am an entrepreneurial Journalist and I look for a second skills in cooking over here in USA. and I hope to stick to your videos to learn how to cook various popular dishes in New York.

    Your family is a Christlike model for this generation of rising divorce rates in the US.

    I pray God keeps your family stronger and ready for his Kingdom Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2019

      Hi Godwin! I’m so happy to hear you are enjoying my blog! Thank you for sharing your thoughtful feedback with us. Blessings to you! Reply

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