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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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  • vanja
    January 28, 2020

    Hellu from the Faroe Islands. It`s truely inspiering to watch your wideos and also, you make it look so easy to “try it on your own” …..which has made me try some of your recipes ……and I loved it, because it worked and tasted yummie as well
    Keep up the good work ! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      Aww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Vanja! Reply

  • Marc Jon
    January 27, 2020

    Aloha Natasha – just started watching your FB videos. Love the antics you provide as well as the great looking meals. I haven’t tried any of your recipes, some are close to ours, but will definitely be giving some a try soon. Wishing you good cooking . Marc Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      Hi Marc, thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy our recipes! Reply

  • Patty Roberts
    January 27, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I love your story and, though I’ve never tried your recipes, I fully intend to. You bring so much life to the kitchen and your recipes. I watch your videos and my mouth nearly waters. I’ll be watching for a cookbook. Keep up the good work. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      I’m smiling big reading this comment. Thank you for that thoughtful feedback, Patty! Reply

  • Alona
    January 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha, your story hit home. Very similar backgrounds and I myself developed the love for cooking when I got married. I came to the states from Ukraine when I was 3 and also grew up on the Russian/ Ukrainian menu. It is so nice to see all these recipes and they are so familiar to me and I really enjoy your Channel overall. I look forward to more of your yummy recipes. Would love if you can do a video for best egg Substitute or replacer as I have developed an egg allergy and cannot cook or bake with anything containing eggs. A Slavic without eggs is like a fish out of water. Thank you for taking time to read this very long comment. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Alona, thank you for that suggestion! I’m so glad you read our story, I love that our backgrounds are so similar! Reply

  • Ninva chochkeh
    January 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha , love your story , and your recipes they are very easy and I think everybody can do it .
    I love your seance of humor. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that awesome feedback! Reply

  • Danielle
    January 26, 2020

    When are you coming out with a cookbook?!? Seriously! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Danielle, it is a work in progress but I am making progress! Thank you for asking. Reply

      • Danielle
        January 27, 2020

        Your recipes are delicious. I’m so happy I came across your site. I look forward to your emails with recipes and new ideas. Everything I make comes out soooo tasty. Thank you again!! Keep up the amazing work – this is definitely your calling God bless you and your family. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 27, 2020

          Thank you for that thoughtful and inspiring review, Danielle! Blessings to you. Reply

  • Nathalie Saunders
    January 26, 2020

    I love your story Reply

  • Julie A.
    January 25, 2020

    Hi Natahsa,
    I love the website and love trying your recipes. They never disappoint.
    I also wanted to request if you could please do a video on how to properly gut, clean and cook a fresh fish. Please?
    Thank you so much for considering it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      Hi Julie! That’s a great suggestion! If you follow this link here it will show you how to Fillet a Fish. Reply

  • Irene
    January 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m a first generation North American from a Russian background. I’ve been looking for authentic Russian recipes because I stupidly looked down on Russian food as a teenager. At the time, it seemed so passe to me. Unfortunately, I only learned better when both my mom and mom-in-law passed away before I made the time to write down their recipes. I have to commend you on your recipes. They are truly the closest to what mamotchka used to make. I have been making your blini recipe for several years to serve at our church blini dinner and they always come out perfectly. I’ve read your other Russian recipes for things like kotleti and they sound so authentic. I can’t wait to try them out for myself! Keep up the excellent work! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      I’m so inspired reading this. Thank you for that wonderful review, Irene, I’m so glad you are enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Gidget D.
    January 25, 2020

    For your bedroom you need a huge splash of color above your headboard! Also you are way tooooo
    funny in your recipe videos! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 25, 2020

      Thank you! I agree, I really want some color in there. 🙂 Reply

  • Mary
    January 25, 2020

    Hello Natashas! Just came on as a follower after reading a couple recipes.Chicken entrees looked great and I will try them! Then after looking at 2 “desert” recipes I felt I needed to send along a comment. Definitely not being negative but wanted to let you know I only follow cake, cookie etc. recipes that have the ingredients listed in weight. I only buy cook books that are written with weights as it is a fact they are much more accurate than in conventional measurements. Thank you for your blog, it is great. Hoping to see the conversions on your site soon. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 25, 2020

      Hi Mary, we have been adding a “metric” button for conversions in recipes. Some of the older recipes don’t have that button yet so if there is a specific one you would like us to add it to, please comment that on the specific recipe and we can make it happen. Thank you! Reply

  • Ann
    January 25, 2020

    I really really really enjoy your recipes but I am incredibly impresses day with your presentation. It’s fun and informative. I’ve always loved cooking and baking but am really inspired by your videos. God bless xx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      Hi Ann, thank you so much for stopping by. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Beverly Thomas
    January 24, 2020

    I love everything you do in the kitchen. My family thinks I should have been a chef, the way I have imitated you in the kitchen. You make things so simple and the meals are great. Love your antics. I am 72 and I work full time and come home to cook to wind-down. I owe this to you, your family and your kitchen. Keep up the good work. Thank you from my family to yours. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Dr.S.G
    January 24, 2020

    Well each recipe is funtastic! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Corrie
    January 24, 2020

    Natasha, I cook a lot at home so I’m often searching for new recipes. Born and raised in the great PNW, not too far from you. Even though we don’t share a heritage, I definitely share your particular taste in foods. Chicken and mushroom casserole and the Sweet and sour chicken are favorites even though they take nearly 2 hours; it is well, well worth the time and effort. Your Broccoli Beef and Chicken Parmesan 30 minute meals are also favorites. I look forward to making ALL of your others as well. Thank you, Corrie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Hi Corrie! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Sharha
    January 22, 2020

    I see you all day every day every hour. I’m horrible at cooking. Moreover, I’ve cooked possibly 2 itemz in my entire life. I used to hate cook untill you happened. I can’t cook but I love to see your cooking. i love your videos, gestures, postures and your amazing personality. I hope one day I will meet you and eat your cooked food. It’s my dream like your dream kichen. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      I’m so inspired reading this review! Thank you so much for sharing this with me, Sharha! Reply

  • Boitshwarelo
    January 22, 2020

    Hi Natasha!! I love love love your blog! I love how authentic you are with each post.
    So far, I’ve tried one of your recipes and I really enjoyed it.

    I look forward to many more! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you! I’m smiling big reading your comment. Reply

  • Hilda Radcliffe
    January 21, 2020

    I just love your site and you are so adorable.you make cooking fun and fun to watch ,
    I have tried many of you recipes and
    Love everyone, you make cooking seem so simple anyone could be a great cook like you .
    I can’t understand how you stay so slim and eat like you do , Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2020

      Aww, thank you for that wonderful compliment, Hilda! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. No secrets to staying slim. We try to eat healthy when we can and just remember everything in moderation. Reply

  • Diane Bolly
    January 21, 2020

    I absolutely can not print your recipes from my tablet. Any suggestions? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2020

      Hi Diane, The print friendly recipe is at the bottom of each post. Once you scroll there, click on the print icon in that recipe card which will open a print screen, then you would need to click file —> print. I hope that helps! If not, please let me know exactly what steps you are taking and where you are navigating to print our recipes. Reply

  • Julie Masson
    January 20, 2020

    Can you please let me know how much is a cup of ingredients as I use grams. Thanks Julie Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Julie, We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes but it is taking some time as we have to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help Reply

  • Leda Sammons
    January 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    I really enjoy your posts, recipes, etc.. I have a question for you. My family is Russian so we grew up with really good food because our mom was an amazing and artistic cook. My siblings and I were all born in the US, but we all grew up with Russian based food recipes that my mom obviously was used to when she was in Russia. She passed a few years ago and my 2 sisters and I try to find recipes for things she used to make. Some we have and others we can’t find.
    With your Ukraine and Russian roots, do you ever remember having a dish that was made from bone broth, eaten cold like jello with some shredded meat in it, and eaten with horseradish? In Russian it was called “hullajetz” (English spelling of course)! I know this had to be healthy because of the gelatinous broth, and everyone now knows that bone broth is good for you for so many reasons. It’s crazy how when I was growing up,we had no idea how healthy we were eating back then ( I’m 65 now but feel 40!).
    Anyway I was wondering if you have had this type of dish and know how to make it. I know I can make bone broth and can probably figure out how to make that dish, but wanted to see if you know of it, and if you have good recipe for bone broth, or for “hullajetz”?
    Thanks and keep up the good work. I love your sisters, they so remind me of when I get together with my sisters! Crazy times and so much fun! Hope to hear back from you if you get a chance! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Leda, Yes! We have this recipe on our blog. The translated name is Aspic I hope you enjoy this recipe. Reply

  • ted
    January 20, 2020

    Hi! I like your recipes, but there is one thing (or one-and-a-half) I would appreciate.
    Could you please use weight instead of volume measures? Some of the ingredients don’t fare well in volume. (And I would love if you’d use Metric, but I realise that is a too tall wish…:-) ) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Ted, We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes but it is taking some time as we have to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help Reply

  • Hazel
    January 19, 2020

    Love watching you do your delicious recipes Natasha, thank you for sharing.
    I live in Australia and was wondering what is the best way to work out the ingredient measures from US to Australian? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Hazel, We are currently working on adding metric measurements to all of our recipes but it is taking some time as we have to add them one at a time. Thank you so much for being patient! In the meantime, check out our post on measuring which should help Reply

  • Daphne
    January 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I love your recipes and make many. I grew up on home cooked Ukrainian, Polish food. Unfortunately I didn’t get recipes handed down. I have your Golubsti recipe (SO GOOD). My favorite growing up was Sauerkraut perogies (no potato), and I’m still searching for a good recipe. I would love to get more Ukrainian, Polish recipes from you but would be most grateful if you could make sauerkraut perogies. Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog, Daphne! Thank you for that suggestion! I’ll have to add it to my list. Reply

  • Liz Dunst
    January 18, 2020

    I was so excited to make your chocolate chip cookies today but somehow I failed miserably. I followed all the steps but my cookies never “bubbled” and so they never flattened out. They stayed as balls and tasted doughy…What did I do wrong? I used baking powder because that’s what the recipe said but should I have used baking soda? Please help! Reply

    • Natasha
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Liz, it sounds like there may have been too much flour added. This post on how to measure dry and wet ingredients may help. Reply

      • Liz
        January 19, 2020

        Okay..Thanks…I was careful to measure it out but I will try again. Its definitely 2 teaspoons of baking powder right? and not baking soda? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 20, 2020

          That is correct. Reply

        • Sheryl
          January 22, 2020

          maybe your baking powder is old . . . Reply

  • Carol
    January 18, 2020

    I have enjoyed watching your videos on Facebook for quite some time. Today I read your history and testimony and love you even more. Your joy just bubbles out. Thank you for doing what you’re doing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

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

  • Dawn
    January 18, 2020

    I love your recipe and videos. You are adorable and everything I have made has been delicious. Any cookbooks possibilities in your future? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Dawn! We do plan on one in the future! Stay tuned! Reply

  • Loretta Hartwig
    January 18, 2020

    Hello Natasha,

    I am really interested in the salad spinner information. I watch you all the time. I subscribe too. I love how real you are and I say prayers for you and you family. If you would please send me the salad spinner info. I would be so Greatful. Thank you and Gods Blessings Always. Reply

  • Usha Reddy
    January 18, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I love your cooking and lot of fun to watch. That makes more interesting to watch your fantastic recipes. Thank you for showing nice and easy recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

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

  • Wanda Sutton
    January 17, 2020

    Natasha can you help me with a keto diet some simple inexpensive food to eat please Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Wanda, if you search keto on our blog a few select recipes will come up. A lot of our recipes can be substituted to be keto-friendly. Our readers are always commenting on how they updated them to make them keto-friendly. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Clarissa
    January 17, 2020

    Hey, I bake your efforts chocolate cake all the time. It’s is absolutely the best!!! I’m looking for an eggless carrot cake recipe. Can you help? Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2020

      Hi Clarissa, I have not tested that with a carrot cake. I’ll have to add that to my list. Thank you! Reply

  • Elizabeth
    January 17, 2020

    Hi just wondering where to buy the salad spinner from. Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2020

      Hi Elizabeth, we used this one here all the time. Reply

  • Michelle A Roch
    January 17, 2020

    Hey Natasha – Do you have a calorie count for your receipes? Reply

    • Natasha
      January 17, 2020

      Hi Michelle, we are slowly working through the older recipes to add a nutrition label. If there is a specific recipe you would like nutrition counts on, please leave a request on that specific comment and we will get it added. Thank you! Reply

  • Mario
    January 17, 2020

    Hi Natasha, thanks for sharing the joy through your recipe and especially your life journey. gbu Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2020

      Thank you for following along, Mario! Reply

  • Penny Hatzi
    January 16, 2020

    Where can i purchace your baking books Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

      Hi Penny, we do not have a book at this time but stay tuned, we have one in the works. Reply

  • James McGrane
    January 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Great site and Ive now started cooking from your selection of great Meals especially cakes. Regards
    Jim. Kent UK Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

      Thank you for stopping by, James! I’m glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • Doug
    January 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha: Are you ever going to do a tour – visit US Cities. My friend is Russian and I cook for her using your recipes. I am live in Canada and she lives in the US. I sent her your Borsch Soup recipe. This is what I got tonight… I wd love that :). Always good to treat yourself!!!!

    I recently tried to make some fried zukiny and ….nope :(. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

    I would love to meet you and I am sure my friend would. Please come visit some US cities. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

      Hi Doug! Thank you for stopping by. We live right here in the US. I hope you love that Borscht recipe. Reply

  • Janice Jones
    January 15, 2020

    Any gluten feee recipes?!? I am loving this site but have a granddaughter that has celiac. Nothing wheat can pass her lips or boy is she ever sick. So.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2020

      Hi Janice, Have you tried my macaron cake? My hubby has been encouraging me to post more also. I’ll see what else I could come up with. My sister is also gluten free Reply

  • Pam Tueller
    January 14, 2020

    I went to sign up and answered the first question, transferred to Facebook, then when I went back, I got lost. I remember one of the questions was do I like to cook. Yes, I do. I can’t remember the 3rd one though.. I agree to the rules. Please sign me up. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 15, 2020

      Hi Pam, I invited you to the group through your email so you should be able to join through that, or click to join here and finish the questionaire. Reply

  • Meg
    January 10, 2020

    I follow your videos on Facebook and my 3 year old loves watching you. When a video of yours pops up she says, “Natsha Natasha”. Her favorite part is your taste tests. Currently, she’s playing “Natasha video.” Shes making some kind of cake and had to use “parchment paper.” Now shes doing the “taste test” and appears to be as excited as you are for yours. Thanks for being fun and inspiring to all of us. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2020

      Awwww that is so cute!! Seriously thank you for sharing that with me, Meg! I’m so inspired reading this, thank you! Reply

      • Megan
        January 17, 2020

        We’re on a big Natasha’s kick. Everything has to be taste tested. And we watch a video bf bed every night. She usually only wants to watch sweets, but we’ve exhausted all your sweets videos and onto regular food. Shes a picky eater and after every video she says “I would totally eat that”. I am thinking you might inspire her to try new things, I just need to make them. Lol. Her favorite part is your talking. The old silent videos pop up and she say “oh she isn’t talking”. Big sad face. Lol. Thank you for your quirky personality and rocking the videos. She also comments on your hair and how she loves it. You got a huge fan. She randomly says quotes from your videos throughout the day. And she definitely knows natashaskitchen.com, but think your name is NatashaNatashakitchen.com. lol
        Much live for all you do to inspire us! Reply

        • Natasha
          January 17, 2020

          Awww that is so sweet!! Thank you for sharing that with me. I am smiling big. Reply

  • Tom Pepe
    January 10, 2020

    Your newsletter was very interesting. I was inspired to read on when I saw the picture of the salmon dish. It looked like what I recently cooked, but I am sure yours tasted much better. I look forward to receiving some of your recipes. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2020

      Hi Tom! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you got our newsletter! Reply

  • Mrs Lynn Arthur
    January 9, 2020

    What a joy to have a fellow Chistian doing this wonderful website. Any thoughts on a simple recipe for Apple Dumplings? I’ve only come across your website about two months ago and love it! Thanks to you and your lovely family. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 10, 2020

      Awww thank you so much! It is a joy to meet you also. I don’t currently have a recipe for apple dumplings but those sure sound good. If I come up with something great, I will be sure to share. We have baked apples posted, they just aren’t covered in pastry dough. Reply

  • Carl
    January 8, 2020

    After using so many of your recipes I thought I’d pop in and leave a simple hi and thanks for your website.

    I’m from South Africa and my wife is Russian so many of the recipes here I was drawn to.

    But beyond the initial recipes, I’ve been using more and more of the other goodies you have and I must commend you on such a nice website, format and easy recipes.

    If I see a nice dish I am always thrown off super complex and long ingredient lists.

    I love food that’s simple, tasty and a joy to make and stock in my kitchen and your recipes hit the nail every time.

    Thank you for your continued work on this empire, an empire I hope will bring you many happiness and good fortune.

    A happy new year and may 2020 be a super year for you and your family.

    Спасибо большое! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      Thank you for that thoughtful and inspiring feedback, Carl! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Happy New Year! Reply

      • Susan Jane Berson
        January 29, 2020

        I get your fabulous emails which delightfully are recipe videos. I love your personality….you are adorable. I was looking for a cookbook that you authored? Haven’t made any of your recipes yet as I am not cooking much these days…recovering from surgery. Cant wait to try the first one. Oh, I am starting to work on a cookbook with all my fav family recipes from my grandmothers, my Mother and me. This is for my
        Twin daughters and their children etc…. I’m going to intersperse it with little stories about our family and cooking hints. Maybe we can swap recipes? You da bestest! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 29, 2020

          Hi Susan! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes and emails! We are planning on that for the future so stay tuned! Reply

  • Debbie
    January 8, 2020

    HELP my strawberry cake was very loose when poured and thru out twice I followed your recipe exactly I had read on a comment awhile back that the original post showed something missing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      Hi Debbie, I’d be more than happy to troubleshoot. Which strawberry cake did you try making? We have several on the blog hereReply

  • Petra
    January 8, 2020

    Hi, I am from Czech republic, but I was in Boise 2 years. You remember me time in Idaho I like your recipes Thank you. and send hi in Boise.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      You’re welcome, Petra! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Reply

  • Nikkia
    January 8, 2020

    I stumbled across your videos on Facebook last week, and have been hooked every since. I have already made 2 of your recipes. My family loved them!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      Thank you so much for trying our recipes, Nikkia! I’m so glad you’re enjoying them! Reply

      • Marlene
        January 12, 2020

        My husband and I just finished enjoying (again) your delicious recipe for stuffed Parmesan chicken breasts. I’ve made it for us a couple of times as well as for company. Always a hit. We love your recipes.
        God bless. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 13, 2020

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Alex
    January 7, 2020

    I love your videos, I will be using your recipes for my exams.Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear you’re liking our recipes. Reply

  • Pearl Fernandez
    January 5, 2020

    I really love watching your videos..and the salads, oh so delicious and healthy..

    I’m your avid fan mam..never missed watching..I love to see your beautiful face esp. when u smile..

    Looking forward for more blogs..

    God bless you and your family.. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment and thoughtful review Pearl! Reply

  • Ray Thomas
    January 5, 2020

    Hi Natasha, Love you! Love your recipes. God bless you and your family x Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

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

  • Trish
    January 5, 2020

    I recently found you and enjoy your videos. Question for you: I notice you scoop flour rather than spoon and level. Since we all know baking is a precise science and must be carefully measured, I wonder why you do not do the latter. Thank you and I look forward to more videos! Reply

  • Jeanette Azucena
    January 4, 2020

    I love cooking & baking,
    I am your follower I would like you to share your recipes because it looks so delicious.
    Thank you for sharing..Happy New Year & happy cooking.
    — Jeanette Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2020

      Thank you for that compliment, Jeannette! Happy New Year! Reply

      • Yonge Wong
        January 8, 2020

        Hi Natasha thanks I got your videos on my Facebook..
        Love your easy to cook recipes and your amazing bubbly personality
        Beautiful family and your children must be from your genes
        Best Happy New Year Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 8, 2020

          You’re so nice! Thank you for that kin and thoughtful review! Reply

  • Shelley
    January 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I lived in Emmett for several years and still have family in the Emmett/Boise area! Thank you for the recipes and tips! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2020

      That’s awesome Shelley! Reply

  • Elizabeth Heyden
    January 2, 2020

    I just discovered you a few weeks ago and I absolutely love you and your blog. You’ve inspired me to cook more and the videos are so helpful. Im excited to try all your recipes. I wondered if you cook with cast iron and what your thought are about using it Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      Hi Elizabeth! We use cast iron and dutch ovens quite often for our recipes. We listed some of our favorites in the shop hereReply

  • Jean Wagner
    January 2, 2020

    Hello Natasha. I very recently became newly acquainted with your site, and in fact, prepared our (2019) Christmas Eve dinner using your Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe (and Horseradish sauce, of course!) . . . it was delicious and a triumphant hit! You are an inspiration. I subscribed to your site and am looking forward to more recipes and videos! Did I mention your “dream kitchen” is beautiful? Happy New Year with wishes for good health and happiness in the new year. Jean Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2020

      Thank you so much for subscribing!! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes, Jean! Happy New Year to you and yours & I hope you try more of our recipes soon! Reply

    • Stacy
      January 4, 2020

      I was just wondering if you have a cookbook out? You are my go to for many recipes! Thank you for all you do!! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 4, 2020

        Hi Stacy! Not at this time but we are working on one! Reply

  • Marilyn Tillman
    January 1, 2020

    Natashas – you and your family are beautiful. I just found you (Great way to start 2020). Love your presentations and the food! Keep it up. Thank you.

    Marilyn
    P.S. I have a gorgeous sheltie named Sasha. Do also go by Sasha? Reply

  • Joanne
    January 1, 2020

    I see some recipes with a “save” button but when I push it I have no idea where it’s saved. What am I missing?
    Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      January 1, 2020

      Hi Joanne, where are you seeing a save button? There should not be one. Can you let me know which recipe you see it on? could it be the Save button with the “P” on it? That is a Pinterest save button so if you have a Pinterest account you can save it to Pinterest easily. Reply

  • Linda
    January 1, 2020

    Your videos always make me smile and inspire me to cook.
    Keep up the good work. Reply

  • Kate
    December 31, 2019

    I’m so glad I found this blog! My mother’s family is Russian and Czech, and I’m eager to share these recipes and traditions with my own children. My grandmother’s handwritten recipe notebook is a treasured possession, even if I can’t read it (keep meaning to have the recipes translated). The only tricky part of this cooking adventure is that one of my kids has celiac disease, so I’m especially interested in GF versions of some of these classics (not always possible, but I’m willing to experiment with GF flour blends, etc.) Thanks for your collection of recipes, and best wishes to you and your beautiful family! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2019

      Hi Kate! I’m so glad you discovered our blog also! That’s so great! I’m glad you are enjoying our recipes and make sure you take a peek at the recipe’s comments, most of them will have a gluten-free substitution or someone asking about it. Reply

  • Ann M. jarrell
    December 28, 2019

    Wow! Just discovered your cooking channel and love every one I have seen! About 20+ I think. Your story is so great. Thanks for sharing your journey and how you’ve been led all the way by our amazing Lord!!! Blessings! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

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

  • Denyse Gagnon
    December 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I am a French Canadian 60 years old woman who love to bake. I discovered through Facebook one month ago. I just read your bio and it confirms my first impression of you: you look like a very beautiful human being, full of Joy who wants to share simple recipes for us to add good food and happiness in our life. You are funny and your journey is touching. You look like a very down to earth person who does things for the right reason. I love your story and celebrate your successes. I wish you and your beautiful family the best for 2020. Continue to provide us with your energy and good recipes, Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you Denyse & Happy New Year to you also! Reply

  • Clinton McLachlan
    December 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha

    Greetings from Perth, Western Australia. I love watching your videos. Have a wonderful new year in 2020 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      Hello from Idaho, Clinton! Happy New Year! Reply

  • Natasha Smitherman BSN, RN
    December 27, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I just want to say I love watching you cook and love your crab salad with the cukes and tomato’s. I want to start eating and cooking more at home and can’t wait to start with your recipes! Like you I am named Natasha and I’m a nurse!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      That’s so awesome, Natasha! Thank you so much for sharing that! Reply

  • Devie Thorn
    December 25, 2019

    Hi Natasha!

    Hope this letter find you well!
    I just wanted to thank you for sharing your oh so good recipes! I find your cooking so enjoyable to watch and encouraging to try I just resigned from my 14yrs office work and will venture to business and return to my first love which is cooking

    May our Lord God blesses your heart and family always!

    Your fan and follower from Manila, Philippines

    Devie Thorn  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      That’s amazing! Congratulations! Blessings to you! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Reply

  • Korina P
    December 24, 2019

    Natasha, Me and Mom LOVE your videos and recipes when can we expect some amazing cook books???  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear that, Korina! Stay tuned we are planning on a cook book! Reply

      • Veronica
        December 28, 2019

        I found your website while looking for a white bean chili recipe and I really liked the feel of your whole company and the recipes, I was about to bookmark your page when some horrible loud music started playing. From a cooking page really? I don’t know if it came from an ad or what but I couldn’t turn it off. It was really off putting. Reply

        • Natasha
          December 28, 2019

          Hi Veronica, we always strive to make a great user experience on our site and thank you for reporting this. I have forwarded your message to our tech team and hopefully, they can track down whatever triggered that and remove it. Reply

    • Ally Rose
      January 1, 2020

      Happy New Year Natasha, Recently discovered your posts. You are such a delight and amazing personality. Also, a wonderful cook. Just puts me in a good mood just watching you. God Bless you and your family. Reply

      • Natasha
        January 1, 2020

        Thank you so much Ally! God bless you also. I really appreciate your encouraging message. Reply

  • Maureen Bell
    December 22, 2019

    I think you are an absolutely lovely inspiration to women of all ages who love to cook. I share a similar heritage and the love of basic, home cooking inherited through the many wonderful recipes from my Ukrainian mother. Bless her heart! Keep the videos coming. They inspire me to try new things. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Maureen! You’re so nice & thoughtful! Reply

  • Laryssa Kaiser
    December 20, 2019

    I just discovered your blog/you tube channel. As a Ukrainian american also I’m always searching for authentic Ukrainian recipes. thank you for your channel, for your enthusiasm, and for your Christian perspective…and God bless you and your beautiful family. Lesia Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog! Thank you for stopping by to say hello! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Sonya Grigoruk
    December 18, 2019

    Love to see a blog dedicated to Russian and Ukrainain food! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog, Sonya!! Welcome & thank you for that wonderful feedback! Reply

  • Talya shuminer
    December 18, 2019

    Love your recipes, It is fun watching you, you are funny and very unique. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Talya! Reply

  • MARY L WINTER
    December 18, 2019

    Dear Natasha, I have been following you on Facebook and have enjoyed ALL of your recipes. I am think you are a cute and funny lady and I enjoy your videos and show them to my grandchildren and share them as much as I can. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

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

  • Bill Splaine
    December 17, 2019

    This is my next recipe. I found your blog about a year ago. I didn’t know you live in my area until I clicked on ‘About’. We go to Faith Community Bible Church on Ustick.

    I look forward to trying some of your other recipes.. I’ll have to adapt them to the Instant Pot as I love that tool.

    Back in the 90’s we had an exchange student from Ukraine. He came with a large group of students from various parts of the Soviet.. They were of the first students allowed to come to the US. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2019

      That’s so awesome Bill! I love that you’re local and found our blog! That’s so great! Reply

  • Jalpa Bhatt
    December 17, 2019

    I made mashed potatoes. From ur recipe. My son loves it, i serve it with broccoli, carrots, Cucumber & tomatoes, helikes to hage it with lavash too. The quick and easy recipe puts a big smile on me and my son. Thanks. Jalpa from Mumbai (India) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Jalpa! That’s so great when kids love what we parents make, that’s so great. Reply

  • Ellen Staley
    December 16, 2019

    Hi Natasha

    I have not long found you, and I am so glad I did. I love watching your videos and they inspire me to try things that I wouldn’t normally. Everything I have made is so fresh and tasty, and the ingredients easily found here in the UK. TYSM for what you do. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog & recipes, Ellen! Thank you for stopping by! Reply

  • Kent Vanhook
    December 16, 2019

    You should be on television with your own cooking show! Your online videos are fun to watch, you’re good to the camera and your recipes are really good! I’ve made a few things and you’re really good!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you Kent! Reply

  • Rita
    December 15, 2019

    I realy love watching you .
    So sweet snd anything you do is so easy snd beautiful recipes.
    Keep it up and blessings to you and your family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      I’m so inspired reading this! Thank you! Reply

  • Pamela
    December 15, 2019

    Dear Natashia, I have just found you and viewing your videos on FB. I have been very ill and mostly bed confined since 2016. I am single, live alone and mostly eat frozen microwave meals. I am a foodie and cook but have no desire with my limited strength. However you have breathed life into my spirit, renewed my desire to cook and inspire me to better care for myself through food. Loving your spirit and energy. The chicken is thawing for Sunday supper! May God continue to bless you and yours. May Food Network come calling in 2020! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Pamela, I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you for sharing this with me. BLessings to you. Reply

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