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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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  • Mitchell Holcomb
    March 5, 2020

    My name is Mitchell Holcomb I love your recipes I love watching you cook you are very cool and made the meatballs and spaghetti and they were awesome my son don’t like spaghetti but he ate the whole bowl took some meatballs on a sub to work with him thank you for your recipes Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2020

      You’re welcome Mitchell. I’m glad that you and your son loved this recipe. I hope you both love every recipe that you try! Reply

  • Janna Johnson
    March 4, 2020

    Hello Natalia,
    I’m curios what website do you use to calculate macros in your recipes?

    Thank you! Reply

  • Charlene
    March 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Even though it’s way past Christmas, I just made your Snowball Almond Cookies! I had to let you know that my hubby said they might be the best cookies he’s ever had! I only made a 1/2 batch to try them out, and that’s the only thing I regret. Next time….full batches always!

    You have a lovely family and I wish you all the best!

    Keep sharing your great recipes with us! I’m going to try more of the ones from your homeland next time! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2020

      I’m so glad you both loved it! I hope you love every recipe that you try. Reply

    • Linda Theresa
      March 4, 2020

      Natasha,

      I saw your blueberry lemon cake from my facebook history. I don’t know if I made it. I am going to make it this spring.

      Your recipes are wonderful!

      Thank you for sharing.

      Linda Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 4, 2020

        You’re welcome Linda. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Reply

  • Farah Hamade
    March 3, 2020

    I absolutely love your recipes and recommend them all the time. Do you have to have a cookbook or consider making one? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for recommending my recipes, Farah. I am working on a cookbook but it’s a slow process but I’ll definitely share it with everyone once it’s complete! Reply

      • Charlene
        March 3, 2020

        Oh, please do… that’s what I came to this page looking for…a cookbook of yours!
        Also, it would be great if you have a preorder option so I’ll be sure to get one from your first batch!

        Thanks Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 4, 2020

          Thanks for the encouragement and suggestion, Charlene! Reply

  • Karen
    March 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I have made your Pork
    Tenderloin many times and it is the best pork recipe I have ever tried. Thanks for sharing your love of cooking! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      Thanks for sharing that with us, Karen. I love your comments and great feedback! Reply

  • Lamia
    March 2, 2020

    Hi Natasha So pleased to come across your blog, already tried few of your salad and I love your videos! I live in the Middle East (Lebanon), the Web is a small world! Thanks for sharing! Thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      You’re very welcome and thank you for trying out my recipes. I hope you love every recipe that you try! Reply

  • Christal Lord
    March 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha ,wow!! I made your homemade cinnamon rolls today and they were delicious, and fantastic, and so easy, i have to admit i had the wrong yeast, so i ran to Walmart to grab the rapid rise. My neighbors stopped over to see our new litter of chocolate lab puppies, and i just finished making them, they loved them as well. I love all your videos. They are entertaining and informative . Honestly Natasha, im 62. I’ve learned so much watching you. Please keep doing your fantastic video’s Thanks so much. My hubby loves me today.. I treated him with you cinnamon rolls.
    Thanks Christal Lord Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2020

      Will sure do! Thanks for sharing your great feedback it definitely helps inspire me to do better and create more recipes! Reply

  • Marg
    March 1, 2020

    I enjoy reading and making your recipes. Videos are great. I have one quick question. What brand and where to buy your breading trays? I am a senior lady and have learned so much from you. Who says “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” and tips.
    Wishing You continued success and keep those delicious recipes coming. Reply

    • Natasha
      March 2, 2020

      Hi Marg, those are Pampered Chef brand but I linked to similar ones in my blog post. Mine warped slightly in the dishwasher so next time I would buy the stainless steel ones. Reply

  • Bill Tapuska
    February 28, 2020

    Natasha, your Stroganoff looks awesome! Do you slice mushrooms right out of the bag? Do you clean them in any way before using? Some people “peel” the skin of white mushrooms before using.
    I’m from Slovak heritage…. live in Canada…love Eastern Europe foods! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 28, 2020

      Hi Bille, I do like to give them a clean and a good wipe. We do not peel them however. Reply

  • Rebekah Locken
    February 27, 2020

    I’m glad I found your website! I just made your steak stroganoff and it was delicious! We lived in Russia and Ukraine for a few years, so I’m looking forward to delving into your Russian/Ukrainian recipes  Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 27, 2020

      Thank you for dropping by here and leaving a good feedback! I hope you love every recipe that you try. Reply

  • Linneth
    February 26, 2020

    Love watching your recipes, videos. I love your cooking and funny style! keep it up! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

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

  • Donna Dobson
    February 26, 2020

    I al also from Boise! And live just down the street from your church! Watch you daily on Facebook and love it! Keep up the great work! My kitchen is under construction, any air fryer ideas? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      That’s so awesome Donna! Thank you for sharing that with me! I love that you are also in the Boise area! Are you looking for Air Fryer recipes? Or Air Fryers for purchase recommendations? Reply

  • Marie
    February 24, 2020

    I love your recipes and videos. I do wish you had a cardio friendly recipe section. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Marie! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Reply

  • Carl
    February 23, 2020

    That steak in the mushroom sauce is how my wife and I fell in love with cooking together!!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Aaw so happy to hear that, Carl. I hope you love every recipe that you try! Reply

  • Eliana Caverson
    February 23, 2020

    I just love you…I love your recipes and truly enjoy your video’s…I would like to print them but cant seem to do it…can you help me out lol Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Hi Eliana. Just go to the page of the recipe and click on “Jump to recipe” and then click print. Reply

  • Aneta
    February 22, 2020

    I love your videos and recipes! Made many of them and still looking for any inspiration on a daily basis. They’re all sooo yummy and because we are “neighbors “ ( I’m Polish ) some of them remind me of home. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you! I’m so glad you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Deb
    February 22, 2020

    I love your videos! And I love that you are a nurse and a Christ-follower! I am those things, too! I came across you on my Facebook feed and loving your recipes and so does my family! Lemon chicken and chicken marshals are great hits at my house! Thanks for your inspiration! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2020

      Aww, that’s the best Deb! I’m so glad you found our blog! Welcome! Thank you for sharing that thoughtful comment with me. I’m smiling big. Reply

      • Effie
        February 22, 2020

        I so enjoy your recipes and your personality!
        You make it all look so easy which
        Encourages me!
        Love your show! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 24, 2020

          Thank you for the compliment and for watching my videos! I hope you love every recipe that you try. Reply

  • Glenda
    February 21, 2020

    I have so enjoyed your YouTube channel. I love food, I am a celebratory eater…that’s a good thing and a not so good thing. My thighs can testify to that. Haha!

    You videos are great! I appreciate how much details you give when you talk through what you cook or bake. What I enjoy most about your videos is your joy and giggle. I find myself smiling and chuckling as I was watch you are making.

    Thank you for not only sharing delicious recipes but for being a JOY! You are an inspiration!

    Blessings and Favor! Glenda Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 21, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that sweet and thoughtful review Glenda! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Donna
    February 21, 2020

    I think you are just adorable and fun to watch! I’m not much of a cook anymore. Do you have a printed cookbook? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 21, 2020

      I hope our blog and recipes inspire you! We plan on one in the future. Stay tuned. Reply

  • Cindy
    February 20, 2020

    I love your site and your recipes. I love that you are so personable but you challenge us to make things that one might only find in a restaurant. I would love to see you do more of your family’s Russian recipes. How wonderful to carry on the food traditions! Thank you for what you do! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Cindy! I will add that to my list! Reply

  • Flori
    February 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I am following your video to make filled donuts.
    Everything is the same except when I bake them they come out more like biscuits.
    My oven doesn’t cook at 100 degrees so im following the longer recipe.
    I need help.
    Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      February 20, 2020

      Hi Flori – if the dough does not turn out soft, I would suspect either under-proofing (proofing them longer at room temperature until they puff up), or it could be due to using too much flour. Make sure you spoon the flour into the measuring cup (otherwise it can become compressed in the measuring cup with up to 25% too much flour if you just push the measuring cup into the flour bin). I hope that helps! Reply

  • Joanne Freeman
    February 19, 2020

    What brand of mozzarella and parmesan cheese do you use? I want to make your lasagna rollups Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2020

      Hi Joanne, we usually use what we have on hand or the best brand we can find at the grocery store. Reply

  • Joanne Freeman
    February 19, 2020

    Hi Natasha
    Could you make the ingredients to a chicken pot pie I see your crust, now I need the insides.
    Love watching you and cooking like you
    Joanne Reply

    • Natasha
      February 20, 2020

      Hi Joanne, thank you for the suggestion. I will add it to my list. Reply

  • Dayanara
    February 19, 2020

    Thanks for your time and your delicious recipes 🥰
    God Bless you and your Beautiful Family 🙏🏻🌹 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2020

      You’re welcome, Dayanara. Thank you for dropping by and for your good feedback! Reply

  • Dave
    February 18, 2020

    I came across your site while looking for a fried rice recipe, I tried yours and I was hooked. I am so glad that you have you foodie website with the many wonderful recipes. And you have a lovely family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2020

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog Dave! That’s so great! Reply

  • Sheba Sunitha
    February 18, 2020

    I love love all your recipes! Simple yet elegant and so many new flavors for me to try. Loved reading your little intro. I bet your worship also would sound as sweet as the food to make. Hoping to try as many recipes as possible from you since I also started cooking as a necessity after marriage! Thank you for the recipes again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 18, 2020

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

  • Jaimie
    February 16, 2020

    I found you on Facebook and enjoyed watching you cook delicious looking food. I love cookbooks and looking at recipes and watching other people cook but don’t particularly enjoy cooking, maybe because I’ve not considered myself a good cook. At any rate, I finally tried a couple of your recipes, following the video step by step (the instant pot chicken and gravy and the chocolate mouse); my family loved the chicken and raved about the mouse, asking when I’ll make it again. Today I read your bio & see you are also a Christian and that’s very awesome too. And, we’re neighbors (Montana). Thank you for your videos! I’m looking forward to trying a few more of your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jaimie. I hope you love my other recipes too! Reply

  • David Garciac
    February 15, 2020

    I have a recipe given to me by my Mother and I believe is a unique dish worth reviewing by your cooking expert or yourself of course. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us. Reply

  • Xipoko
    February 15, 2020

    Hello Natasha,
    I like your recipes, it helps me what is really like Slavic cuisines. My husband, Volodymyr from Ukraine and love my piloshiki is little far from yours(stuffing) yet, your recipes gives me great idea what your national food like. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re finding our blog helpful! That’s so great! Reply

  • Carole Whalley
    February 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Your recipes are easy and delish.
    Why don’t you put them into a cookbook? I’m sure it would sell like hot cakes!!!!

    Best wishes,

    Carole Whalley Bristol UK. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Carole. We actually have one in the works. Stay tuned! Reply

  • Jass K
    February 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I recently separated after a 30 year marriage. I found learning to cook an amazing way to escape from all the turmoil that comes with such a traumatic time. Then I had another “turmoil” – with me in the kitchen, trying to cook. – typical man!, I guess surviving on boiled eggs.
    Anyways, all that changed when I came across you on YouTube. You’ve literally made my life so easy in the kitchen, with your very easy, but delicious recipes, easy and clear steps to follow. I find it a great escape and sense of achievement being to slowly get back on my feet. Your video shoot filled with light hearted humour takes out the worry that a person has when cooking, like will it turn out right? Will it taste good as Natasha’s? So from all the way from London in U.K, I thank you and pray you stay blessed. Jass Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Hi Jass, I’m so glad you discovered our blog and recipes! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing that with me. Reply

  • Donna Kirby
    February 12, 2020

    I live alone and it is so hard to take a recipe and cut it down to two people. I wish more sites could give measurement for 1 – 10 people as Allrecipes does. Tku Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Hi Donna, thank you so much for that feedback and suggestion. I will add this note to my list. It is time-consuming but we have added a recipe slider to most of our recipes to help with portion sized. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Lawrence Collins
    February 12, 2020

    Hello Natasha,

    I have been following your website for a couple of years now. (Practically, since I started handling pots and pans in the kitchen). I have also submitted a comment or two on your website.

    Today I am going to ask a question and to suggest something that I did for the first time yesterday and they turned out exquisite.

    Question: If a large egg has 2 yolks, is that considered as one egg or two in your recipes?

    Suggestion: How about sharing the recipe for Ricotta filled Cannoli (very famous in Italy, particularly in Sicily). They are very easy to make and they came out delicious and very presentable. I could send you pictures if I knew where.)

    Keep it up. You’re my teacher and I am very proud showing off what I learn from you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Hi Lawrence, honestly it all comes down to size. If your recipe calls for egg yolks only, you need to pay attention to the yolk size. Sometimes your double yolk eggs will have half-size yolks, so two would count as one. That’s a great idea, I’ll have to add that to my list, thank you for sharing that idea with us. Reply

  • Lakshmi Ravindrakumar
    February 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I had accidentally come across your videos last year , and ever since have been a great follower of your videos. I love your cooking ideas and recipes; and most importantly the way to present them! They are just amazing. Keep up the great work! Looking forward to many more interesting recipes. God bless you and and beautiful family.
    From
    Lakshmi ( from India) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words and support. Reply

  • Alejandro M
    February 11, 2020

    Hi, Natasha: My mom almost never allowed us kids into her “magic kitchen”, so now I’m my 40s and I am learning to cook for the first time. I’ve tried a few of your recipes and so far so good!
    I love your videos and specially your authentic and inspiring “joie de vivre”.
    m
    My best wishes for you and your family from the other side of this planet.
    Alejandro M. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you discovered our blog Alejandro! I hope you try and love our recipes soon! Reply

  • Lisa
    February 11, 2020

    With your homemade vanilla extract does it have to brew in the light or dark. Thank you for all the great recipes natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      February 11, 2020

      Hi Lisa, I have heard that it keeps better in the dark – I keep mine in a cabinet in my kitchen. Reply

  • Jenn
    February 11, 2020

    Dear Natasha, handsome husband and cutest littles,

    I wanted to encourage you. I have watched some of your videos, joined your facebook community and have perused your website. I knew, in my spirit, you were Christians. That’s why I’m here. I love that God created you to cook, to bring joy, health, the sense of family and community to the world. I don’t know of many pastors or popular evangelists who have a steady following of 6M people. You ARE doing what God designed you to do and He’s blessing that work. Thank you for the JOY that you radiate that comes straight from Jesus. You bless Him. You bless me. You bless millions. I am sending joy right back to you. Thank you. What a wonderful treasure your family is… Keep up the GREAT WORK! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      Jenn, I’m so inspired by your feedback. THANK YOU! God is good! blessings to you and thank you for that thoughtful feedback. Reply

  • Capt. Ray Markham
    February 10, 2020

    Natasha, I love the enthusiasm with which you prepare all your dishes. No matter if they are a simple side dish or an elaborate delicious entree, your excitement exudes the flavor of each dish, making me want to try them all. Thanks for your excitement and tasty creations! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that thoughtful and kind review, Capt. Ray! Reply

  • Leon
    February 9, 2020

    Hi Natasha, my wife and I love your videos! We hope to start making some of your foods soon. My wife is from Colombia and I grew up in New Orleans with a Mexican/Spanish/creole heritage. Maybe when we start cooking, we can fuse it all together! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Sounds like a good plan. Thanks for watching my videos! Reply

  • Theresa Anderson
    February 9, 2020

    Natasha, Natasha, Natasha what can I say except that I am so glad that I found your recipes, blog, etc. I have made your chocolate chip cookies, beef & broccoli, and plan to make your salmon cake recipe. I already know it’s bomb! Lol You can really cook over there lady! Hope all is well, and God bless you and yours! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Hello Theresa, thank you so much for your kind words. It makes me happy to know that you’ve tried my recipes and that you are loving them. God bless you too! Reply

  • John
    February 9, 2020

    Hi Natashia
    I discovered your YouTube channel while looking for cinnamon rolls and made them and they came out great. I really couldn’t stop watching all your great recipes. I have one question for you. The ice cream scoop trigger that you have, what brand is it? cant find it on amazon!
    Thank you Reply

  • Amber Vereide
    February 8, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m new here and keeping and sharing your recipes.
    I’m making your Chicken Tetrazinne tomorrow and chocolate chip cookies for Hubs. Can I use regular butter in substitute of unsalted butter and if so what do I add or omit.
    Thanks Amber Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      Hi Amber. Can you please tell me what recipe are you replying about as the comment was added in the “About” section. Are you referring to the chocolate chip cookies? Reply

  • LINDA D ERB
    February 8, 2020

    Natasha , This is our 2nd blueberry pie within 2 wks ! We ( and the folks we had for dinner ) LOVE this recipe . Linda and Rick Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite Linda! That’s so awesome! Reply

  • Jesilit
    February 7, 2020

    Hi Ms. Natasha,

    I got hooked on your channel.
    I watched this video of yours 1 year ago the Mini Cheesecake. I really love to try it but can it also be done with the NO BAKE Cheesecake.. I dont have an oven…yet. I hope you’ll have another video of cheesecake nobake… If I may add also… A lecheflan on top of it will be great and ofcourse my fave whip creams…

    And hey, I went to the grocery and looked for a heavy cream… Is it the same with whipping creams? (im not that good in baking…as in no.. But i want to try)

    Thanks for reading
    Follower from The Philippines Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 8, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion and for that compliment! Whipping cream is a lighter version with less fat and doesn’ always form like Heavy Whipping Cream does. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Anita Claud
    February 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I’m so glad I discovered your blog. Your recipes are easy to understand and follow. I’ve shared many of them with my kids (ages 26 & 22). Looking forward to trying many more! Can you share what food service gloves you used with the Instapot Whole Chicken? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2020

      I’m also glad that you discovered my blog Anita. Thank you for your nice feedback. This is the disposable gloves that I use. Reply

  • Amber
    February 7, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I’ve been a fan of your blog for a few years now. I pin your recipes all the time :). My favorite so far has been the Chicken and Mushroom Wedding Salad! My family is Lithuanian, so a lot of the recipes are the same/similar to Ukrainian. Fun fact: I’ve also got my Bachelors degrees in Business, then decided it wasn’t for me and got my Bachelors in Nursing (both also really long stories lol). Keep up the good work and I look forward to more awesome recipes and updates  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2020

      That’s so awesome Amber! We have so much in common! Thank you for sharing your favorite with us! Reply

  • Carmen Werner
    February 7, 2020

    WOW…what a great personal story including our Lord!! I am from Indianna and just made your zucchini lasagna recipe from scratch and it was soooooo delicious!! You are sooooo good at getting the easy ingredients and easy recipes to follow…THANK YOU. I am now your FAN!! Excited to try more & share with my daughter which is a foodie too! Please keep going…love love to try so many can’t decide which one first!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2020

      Aww thank you Carmen! I’m so inspired by reading your comment. Thank you for stopping by, I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Blessings to you. Reply

  • Theresa Primaveri
    February 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Thank you so much for being so wonderful! I am one of your biggest fans and I LOVE watching your videos. I could literally watch them all day long. They make me so happy. You have a beautiful family and such a beautiful personality. I’m so happy to get the chance to watch your videos every day, and learn more and more about cooking. Have an amazing day!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      I’m so inspired by reading this review! Thank you so much or sharing that with me. Reply

  • Barb
    February 6, 2020

    I have prepared quite a few of your recipes over the past 2 years and have never been disappointed. I think my absolute fave is your Fish Tacos. My family absolutely loves these. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      Yum! We love tacos! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • clive salkind
    February 6, 2020

    Wonderful food easy to follow beautiful family .we are going to make apple pie today here in Spain. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      Thank you for your nice feedback. Hope you like it! Reply

  • Mary
    February 6, 2020

    Do you have a recipe for chop suey? Love this dish, but never made it myself. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      Hi Mary, I don’t have a recipe for that yet. You can check out my other recipes on my website. Reply

  • abigal
    February 5, 2020

    liking your cite. doo you have a pierg recipe thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 5, 2020

      Thank you Abigal! You’re so nice. I have a piroshki recipe here. Is this what you are referring to? Reply

  • Cindy
    February 5, 2020

    OMG..Natasha i just so happened to be on facebook like two weeks ago and saw one of your video, and i loved it. I’ve been watching some of your old cooking video too. I cooked one of your recipes, marsala chicken and it was wonderful. I love your cooking video so much. You make cooking seem so easy, simple and fun. I’ve saved some of my favorite recipes videos so i can learn how to cook them. Thank you so much for making the videos for us to enjoy and learn how to cook at the same time. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2020

      Hi Cindy. Great to hear from you and thank you so much for your kind words. I’m happy that my recipes inspire you to cook some more. I appreciate you dropping by and sharing your experience. Wishing you the best! Reply

  • Maryrose Barte
    February 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    I really thought you’re a Chef by profession. You know why I keep coming back to your videos? It makes me smile when you laugh
    I close my eyes and just listen to you while you laugh like a witch
    No offence, you’re such a joy to me! Reply

  • Dana
    February 4, 2020

    Dear Natasha,

    your recipes are excellent! All together is wrapped up with such a generous amount of positivism that it is an absolute “MUST” try some of them. Especially cinnamon rolls. Thank you and I hope you’ll keep on doing on this great project! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 4, 2020

      Hi Dana, thank you for your wonderful comment. This inspires me to do more recipes and new videos! Reply

  • Lucille Marianiello
    February 3, 2020

    Hello Natasha… I totally enjoy all your recipe ideas and watching how you prepare them. You are a beautiful young woman and a delightful breath of fresh air and I’m so happy to have found your blog. I’m a grandmother who loves to cook and never too old to learn new recipes. Thank you for being you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      I’m happy to hear that Lucille. Thank you for such a great review and for watching my videos! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 4, 2020

      Hi Lucille. Thank you so much for your compliment, it’s very inspiring! It’s my pleasure that I was able to help you with my recipes. Really appreciate your support. Reply

  • Jo Ann Grantham
    February 3, 2020

    I’m Jo Ann Grantham,
    I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate everything You put on your blog I get so tickled at the way you love to cook your alway happy you get tickled just like I do. Your wonderful doing what you do the way you prepare the food to cook is beautiful, I just love coming on your blog, I read you store it touched me so much the way you spoke about God because I’m the same way with my God, God is really blessing you and your beautiful family and children It’s a pleasure to get to know you and your recipe’s Lol! Thinks Again keep the good recipe’s coming the only probably I’ve got with this is I’ve got to get to cooking LOL” Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Aww this comment has me smiling big! Thank you for that thoughtful feedback and wonderful compliment Jo Ann! Blessings to you! Reply

  • Joan
    February 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I just found your adorable website while looking for Christian food blogs. My food blog is for people with IBS, but I am also a Christian woman, so I wanted to see how a Christian food blog managed to convey Christian truths about living while also providing recipes and cooking advice. You and your husband and kids are so so adorable and I love it that your Christian faith is front and center, yet you are not pompous and have a great sense of humor. Will be visiting often. Reply

    • Natasha
      February 3, 2020

      Hi Joan, thank you for writing in. Your message is so encouraging. God bless you in your blog – I love your concept – it is a ministry to others. Thank you for sharing that! Reply

  • Terry
    February 2, 2020

    Natasha, I could live and cook without you for so many years ??? I discovered you recently and there was a revolution in my life. I love your recipes and smile when I look at you 🙂 my family loves to eat your dishes. I wish you and your family the best. Teresa from Poland :*) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for your nice words Terry. This really made my day! Wishing you and your family all the best too. Reply

  • Terry
    February 2, 2020

    Natasha, ja ja mogłam żyć i gotować bez Ciebie tyle lat??? Odkryłam Cię niedawno i to była rewolucja w moim życiu. Uwielbiam Twoje przepisy i uśmiecham się jak na Ciebie patrzę 🙂 moja rodzina uwielbia jeść Twoje potrawy. Życzę Tobie i twojej rodzinie wszystkiego co najlepsze. Teresa z Polski Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Thank you so much for the love Terry! Reply

  • Jean Maddox-Dacus
    February 2, 2020

    Natasha, do you have your own cookbooks? If not, I sure wish you did! Truly love your videos! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Stay tuned Jean as we are planning a cookbook soon! Reply

      • Linda Ostryzniuk
        February 3, 2020

        Please…please…please on the cookbook. Love you site…got husband hooked. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 3, 2020

          Thank you Linda! Stay tuned! We have one planned! Reply

  • Peg schellhaas
    February 2, 2020

    I love your recipes!!! Can you give me a beef stew recipe with the instant pot? Thanks Peg Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Here’s my beef stew recipe Peg but it wasn’t cooked in an instant pot though, but I’ll take note of your request. Reply

  • Gary
    February 2, 2020

    Hi, I’m Not a cook never really tried it but always wanted to learn just never had the time, now at 69 yrs. young I’m willing to try just like at 64 started taking piano lessons. I like watching food channels and Facebook food recipes and yes your my favorite. I can honestly say you give me confidence even though embarrassed to say I haven’t tried one recipe yet I’m starting out slow boiled eggs. Eventually I will try your recipes mainly because they look easy and food I like. My friends try to help I watch them cook and they make it look easy. Oh yeah with my daughters help we made Mashed potato tacos. Very easy to make. hamburger mashed potatoes egg roll wraps pick de giao or your own salsa. Deep fry egg roll add hamburger/potato mixture than add your toppings love fresh avocado slices. Yummy. Please make it on your FB. I’m sure you will do better. I have seen a similar recipe on You Tube but not like mine. Thank you again. Ps: I’m sure there are alot of people like me out there. Tell fancy pants Hi. She is also silly. Colorado Kid. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      Hi Gary! Thank you for stopping by and sharing that with us. Reply

  • Irving Segarra
    February 2, 2020

    I enjoy watching your videos because the recipes are great but you bring a wonderful sense of humor that makes cooking fun! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2020

      Thank you for your great review Irving. I do my best! Reply

  • Bill
    February 1, 2020

    I love the recipe, and the stew was awesome! The website leaves a lot to be desired. I printed several recipes from several different websites including this one. When I returned to the printer there were 102 pages for this recipe including every comment, ad and picture on the site. If it says “print recipe”, that’s all that should print. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2020

      Hi Bill it should not print everything from the page. When you go to the recipe there is a “Jump to the recipe” button on the upper right of the recipe and then it should bring you to the printable recipe. Click on print and it brings up just the recipe page that can be printed. Reply

  • Marina
    February 1, 2020

    I am very happy to find you on Facebook
    I love your recipes. It’s so easy and the why you explain the steps is even easier.
    You inspired me a lot when reading your story. God bless you and yo family. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2020

      I’m smiling big reading this comment. Thank you Marina! Reply

  • Ian Buckingham
    February 1, 2020

    Hi from the UK Natasha! My family loves your food – favourites being the extra cheesy lasagne and the beef and broccoli stir fry. Just wanted to say you’re a breath of fresh air, and we love watching your videos. Ian, Alana, Marley & Ava Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2020

      Hi Ian, you’re so nice! Thank you! I’m glad to hear your family enjoys our videos! Reply

  • Gayle Cilinsky
    January 31, 2020

    You are simply a breath of fresh air. I love your bubbly personality and your recipes are very easy to follow. Keep up the great work!
    Щиро вам дякую! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2020

      You’re so nice! Thank you Gayle! Reply

  • E Urness
    January 31, 2020

    Please, Natasha, wouldn’t it be more sanitary for cooking not to have your long hair over the ingredients? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2020

      Thank you for that suggestion Liz. Reply

  • Rosana
    January 30, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I have to say, I LOVE watching you make your recipes. You make cooking so much fun that I want to try each one. My dad and grandparents are all from Russia so I was brought up eating many of the comfort foods and love many of the. My favorite is the Russian pirogies! Yum!
    Do you have a short rib ragu recipe that’s easy and delish you can post? Would love to try your spin on it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2020

      Thank you for your nice feedback Rosana. Really glad to know that you loved my recipes. I don’t have a short rib ragu recipe but I can add that to the list. Reply

  • Andre Boyer
    January 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I have just recently started to follow your videos on Facebook, then discovered your web site. i love your quick ,simple ,easy recipes as I work weird hours and have 3 hour of bus riding per day. Do you have “make ahead meals” ? Thank you for the wonderful recipes and videos, they make my day. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      Hi Andre, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing that with us! We do! Most of our recipes have tips on how to make them ahead or store for future reheating. I also recommend searching for “make ahead” in our top right search bar. Reply

  • Resty
    January 29, 2020

    New fan of your page Natasha. Your recipes are just amazing and makes me drool. The fact that they are mostly easy and yet appetizing.

    And your videos are one of the best productions (both audio and videos)I’ve ever seen.

    You got a new die-hard fan and follower here. Thanks Natasha.

    To God be The Glory!

    Resty Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      I’m smiling big reading this comment! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words, Reslynn! Reply

  • Any Siguencia
    January 29, 2020

    I love all your recipes, specially the panna cotta you did 4 years ago I go back every time I want to do it.
    You’re a very funny and enthusiastic chef.
    Yesterday I did your 3 leches cake it came out amazing.
    While you keep cooking I will keep watching your videos.
    Thank you  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      Hi Any! Thank you for that thoughtful and awesome review!! I’m smiling big reading your comment. Reply

  • Cricri
    January 29, 2020

    Bonjour, pouvez vous traduire en français? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      Hi Cricri, I wish I knew French! I do recommend using a google translate site for that. Reply

  • Israr Ahmad
    January 28, 2020

    hey natasha this is Israr Ahmad from pakistan im also food sciences student and your vedios are really helpfull for me kindly i wanna now about your education can you tell me? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      Hi Israr, thank you so much for stopping by! The About page has most of those details & I did pick up a lot from my mom as she’s the professional chef. Thank you for stopping by and visiting our site! Reply

      • Kerwyn Alleyne
        March 21, 2020

        Hi Natasha! Am kerwyn Alleyne one of your top fans you know. What got me is that you love God. I to have grown up in a spiritual home. I am spiritually feeling to give a inside on me and my up bringing. So you will understand why I love you and your channel. This is gonna be tough. But God is saying do it. So here I go. I was born on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. A small island about 2 million people. While attending shool I decided to buy a cook book at the age of 10. Which I still do have up to this day. Coming from a oil family. It was easy for me to get into the industry. I needed change so I decided to move to Texas in 2001. Which I did. I met my wife who is texan in 2010. Got married. So is been 9 wonderful years. Moved around and I got a job for a wind farm energy company, Shermco Industries. During my time there I entered a chille cook off I won first place for most unusual chille in 2009. I got layer off in 2012. It was tuff. I pursued learning and understanding food for I year online. So my wife and myself decided to look up top Chef where I live. I found Chef Point. Owner Chef Franson. Wonderful man from south africa. Without have not much experience. I presented 6 dishes at his restaurant. We sat down with his executive chef. They loved all my dishes. He got up and walk me to a poster he have at the restaurant with Guy Fieri from the food network and said you are as good as him. My heart dropped to the ground including my wife. I strated training as a sue chef. Within in a few weeks I was on the line. The experience was great for the six months I spent there. I left to work for another company. Money was very important for my family. Until I got injured in 2015. A shattered right wrist. My wife and I got separated in 2016. My dreams went down hill, Until I met you. It boosted my spirit again. I have committed myself to following you each and every day. I am so eager to presenting my creativity to you with honor for what you have done. It will be awhile before I do that. But looking forward to day when I can. Love always.K. That’s what everyone calls me. Reply

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