So This Just Happened!

Guess what?! I about fell out of my chair when I heard this news. Can I share something completely awesome with you? We made it onto a Forbes list!!

I’m such a nerd for Forbes lists. From before my time at University, I have stalked their lists because they are a big deal. I learned from the success stories they shared; particularly women in business.

I never in my wildest dreams imagined my name would be on on such a list. What, say what? Totally, seriously, serious right now! I’m so thankful.

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Click Here to read everyone’s story (including Rosanna Pansino, Joy the Baker and Smitten Kitchen!). It’s a true honor to be listed. And since you will know how old I am when you click over, I’ll just say it now. I’m 33 years young πŸ˜‰

I feel undeserving and also realize this is a major blessing. I know at my core this blog is part of God’s call on my life – the desires of my heart brought to reality. If you are reading this, I hope our blog has inspired you in some way – to make your life better, whether it’s from a meal that nourished your family or maybe you’ve been inspired to start your own blog or business.

Natasha’s Kitchen began with documenting family recipes but it has grown into a community of people who inspire, encourage and impress me every day. Your photos in our private Facebook group prove it!! I’m so happy you are here, enjoying this wild ride with us.

And honestly, the videos, the beautifully edited photos, constant improvements and so much more that keeps this blog alive, are thanks to my talented husband. You’ll spot him a few times in this years bloopers video (coming soon!). I am so thankful for this man in every way. He’s handsome too 😘 😊

We are so so so excited for 2018 and all that God has in store for us. We want to take more of a teaching focus with our blog – creating teaching videos in addition to recipes. That’s double the videos which feels brave right now with a toddler at home. We will be moving into our new house this year (scheduled for May 2018) and then I am hoping to really hit the ground running with the beginnings of a future cookbook.

I have this daily planner (affiliate link) to help me juggle life this year. Things and people are constantly pulling me in a hundred different directions. I find when I sit down to plan in the mornings, it helps me focus and I generally have a way more accomplished day. Do you have a system that helps you stay focused? I want to hear about it!!

We have a new assistant, Alla Kachur. Being a control freak, it was so hard for me to delegate some of my responsibilities but I’m so glad I did it. It’s so so neat to think that our team is growing and even creating jobs! I’m like a legit CEO now (self-named because I can) ha ha ha! Seriously though her help allows me to focus more on what I love most – the food!!

Of course we make these plans but are open to the possibilities of what God has in store for us this year! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful adventure with us for the past 8+ years and 800+ recipes. A happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you all, my friends.

Loads of love and appreciation for you!

-Natasha ❀

P.S. Final food for thought…

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
NIV Psalm 90:12

 

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  • Dave Berth
    April 17, 2018

    Congratulations and God Bless You! Reply

  • Mary
    February 13, 2018

    Huge Congrats to you! Well deserved πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      Thanks Mary! We are beyond grateful and excited! Reply

  • Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    February 12, 2018

    You go girl! How cool is this!? Very well deserved. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2018

      Thank you Natasha! We are beyond grateful and excited! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Joan Yeager
    February 9, 2018

    Natasha, I just love all of your recipes and you are now my β€œGo To Girl” when I want to wow my guests! I have tried so many of your recipes that I have lost count! I am now in search of a yummy Oatmeal Raisin cookie (for a relative in an Assisted Living facility). So far I haven’t found one on your sight. Is this in your little bag of goodies? Love you girl! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes Joan! Unfortunately, I don’t have an oatmeal cookie recipe…yet. Here is the direct link to all of the cookie recipes in my archive though: https://natashaskitchen.com/category/dessert/cookies/. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Irina
    January 23, 2018

    Natasha,
    you totally deserve to be on the Forbes list! Congratulations! Although, I am not surprised. You are my number 1 “Go To Girl” for the recipes. My kids always ask me: “mama, what are you cooking today, something from Natasha?” πŸ™‚ As a full-time working mom, for me it is much easier to pull recipe from your site and cook it without trying to figure out what and how.
    So, thank you, for such an awesome blog! It is a huge help to my family Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2018

      Hello Irina! We are beyond excited and grateful about the recognition from Forbes. Thanks so much for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! Reply

  • irina
    January 21, 2018

    Hi Natasha….I’m super happy for you. I’m second generation Ukrainian Canadian and I love all your Ukie recipes….my daughter and I have almost tried them all. thanks again!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 21, 2018

      Hello Irina! We are beyond excited and grateful. Thanks for following and showing your support! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Julia
    January 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I just wanted to let you know that you are the one from whom I learn Ukrainian cooking πŸ™‚ My mom is Ukrainian, but she doesn’t know much cooking, and Babuschka I just see once a year. And, I’m not good in reading texts/blogs in russian language. So I’m glad that you share traditional family recipes in English. I’m excited about every new Ukrainian dish I learn, it brings me closer to my roots πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Europe,
    Julia πŸ’•

    P.S.: I’m happy that you are successful and made it into Forbes, it’s surely because you are a good and faithful person! Also your character inspires me 🌸 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2018

      You’re so sweet Julia! Thanks for following and sharing your kind, thoughtful comments! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Ana
    January 10, 2018

    So I was trying to visit your website to tell you in a comment on a random recipe that you should create a cookbook, & couldn’t have stumbled on a more perfect post!! Yay πŸ™‚ thank you

    I’m an almost 2 year married young wife. I could not cook a thing before I got married, not even mashed potatoes, maybe just eggs πŸ˜‰ and sooo thankful for your website, that from day 1 after honeymoon I started with your recipes and they almost always turned out great! My husband already calls me a pro cooker & baker!
    Thank you <3
    May the Lord bless you, as you give Him all the glory. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2018

      You’re so sweet Ana! I’m glad you found my site and are enjoying the recipes so much. Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tina
    January 9, 2018

    I’m not surprised at all!! Your amazing I visit your page 3-4 times a week. I even got my step mother in law cooking hahaha. I love all your recipes keep up the good work. Well deserved. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 9, 2018

      Thank you so much Tina! I appreciate you following and sharing your supportive comments! Reply

  • Marina
    January 9, 2018

    Praise be to God Natasha. I’m so happy for you. Your content and humble attitude helped you in many ways Im pretty sure. Keep going and inspiring and being bold about our faith in the God almighty. After watching you on the momprenuer show, you kinda inspired me to start something. But u have a lot more courage I must say. Maybe someday ill take a step… But until then, ill keep the professionals doing their thing. God bless your family and business! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 9, 2018

      Thank you so much Marina! We are beyond grateful and excited to see what the Lord has in store for us this year. Thanks for following and sharing your kind, thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Katya
    January 8, 2018

    Natasha, Congratulations on all of your success. You have wonderful site and lots of great recipes. My kids love to watch your videos, especially boccone dolche cake. We will continue to follow your work. we appreciate all you do πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      Thank you so much Katya! I’m happy to hear how much you and your family are enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Amy
    January 7, 2018

    Congratulations!! You are adorable!! Hated work pays off! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2018

      Thank you so much Amy! We are beyond excited! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tracy Scully
    January 7, 2018

    Dear Natasha,

    Congratulations! And Merry Ukrainian Christmas! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your recipes on your website. You have been a life saver for me! We adopted our 17-yr old son from Ukraine in 2015 and when we were in Kyiv, I bought a book on Ukrainian cuisine and folk traditions, hoping it would help me when I was back in the states. Even though it is in English, sometimes it is hard to understand exactly what food item or process they use and so I haven’t ended up using it at all. My son has also tried to translate recipes he has wanted and it is even more confusing. But so far, every time he has asked for something, we have found it on your website! For our Ukrainian Christmas dinner (with our friends who also adopted from Ukraine), I made your Mom’s Chicken Drumsticks, the Ukrainian Aspic (Kholodets) with the Russian Hren Horseradish, Russian Vinaigrette with beets & sauerkraut, the wreath bread and the traditional Napoleon cake. I am so excited that I was able to make all of these traditional Ukrainian dishes (except the bread of course) and so very grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to make them by sharing your recipes! BTW, that cake is to-die-for!

    Thank you again!
    Tracy Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2018

      Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I am so happy to hear you’ve been able to find familiar recipes that your son loves. God bless you for adopting. That is just amazing and thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tatyana S.
    January 6, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha! I’m so thankful to you guys for your yummy and easy to follow recipesπŸ‘πŸ»
    Keep up the great work! God bless you and your family in 2018! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. God bless you and your family also! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Larisa
    January 6, 2018

    Glory to God!!! That’s a powerful platform and with that may the Lord give you wisdom!!!

    My comment I’d like to see some examples of Meal plans. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2018

      To him be the glory! We are beyond excited and grateful πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for following and I will definitely keep your suggestion in mind Larisa! Reply

  • Deb
    January 6, 2018

    Congratulations on such a much deserved honor! I appreciate all the great recipes you share, Natasha! Many blessings to you and your family in the 2018! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you so much Deb! I really appreciate your encouraging, thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Monique
    January 6, 2018

    Woww. Congrats Natasha. You are an inspiration. Love your recipes and the way you share it is like spreading life and love (in the kitchen). You totally deserve it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you so much Monique! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following! Reply

  • Dalia Kurian Varghese
    January 6, 2018

    Dear Natasha,
    You both deserve this and even much more in the coming years. Stay true to yourself, your family and your faith!!God bless you!!
    Dalia:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you so much for the encouraging words! I sure appreciate it! God bless you also Dalia! Reply

  • January 6, 2018

    Natasha, congratulations! That is such huge news! You’ve worked so hard for this, good job! Wishing you and your blog many blessings this year! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you so much Dina! I sure appreciate that! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Pavesh
    January 5, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha. You deserved it. Our all time favorite Youtuber. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Thank you so much, I appreciate that! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • svetlana
    January 5, 2018

    Congratulation Natasha!
    You truly deserved it, with all hard and passionate work ! Very happy for you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Thank you Svetlana! I appreciate that! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Antonette Marie
    January 5, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha! You absolutely deserve to be on that list! I’m so glad I found you & your delicious recipes. If I wasn’t on my French macaron mission, I nvr would’ve found you & EVERYTHING I’ve made by you has been exquisite & that NVR happens! Thank you for being SOOOO AWSM! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you’ve been enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Lena
    January 5, 2018

    Where do we pre-order your cookbook!? πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Oh shoot, now I’m on the hook! lol. πŸ™‚ I haven’t even begun writing it yet, but I’m glad you are eager for it! πŸ˜‰ Thanks Lena! Reply

      • Lesya Savich
        January 5, 2018

        YES for cook book!!! Your website is my number one go to for recipes! I mean 99% of our food is either from your recipes or inspired by your recipes!!! Reply

  • January 5, 2018

    I was in the middle of trying out the wreath bread when I saw this post come through. So happy for you! Love your recipes. Congratulations! Bread was great, not as pretty as yours, but will work on it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Thank you Joanne! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Nina
    January 5, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha! You deserve it!! 😊😊😊 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Thank you so much Nina! Reply

  • Diana
    January 5, 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    As soon as I saw this I turned to my friend and I told her about it, we both agreed that it is so well deserved and that we would be completely lost without this blog. Most of my cooking comes from your blog, and all of my friends and family use your recepies constantly.
    Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for making my life so much easier with your cooking.
    God bless you and your beautiful family. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Thank you for following and sharing your encouraging, thoughtful comments Diana! Reply

  • Helene
    January 4, 2018

    Fantastic! Sharing is caring…:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks Helene! Reply

  • Zina P
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha! It is well deserved. May God bless you and yours with continued blessings and success.πŸ’ž Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Zina! You’re encouraging comments mean a lot! Reply

  • Alina
    January 4, 2018

    I’m happy for u! U deserve it. I’m ur biggest fan:) when I want to cook something I check ur website and if u don’t have that recipe then I check other places. But I know most of the recipes that u have on ur site- I am following u for a few years now And when people ask me where I got the recipe I always say u know me- I cook form Natashaskitchen:)
    I am way too happy to hear u wil work on your cook book. That’s an amazing news:) I asked u couple month ago when ul make one and u said when ur girl will start school and now I’m glad this year cook book will happen:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks so much for following and sharing your encouraging, thoughtful comments Alina! I will let everyone know as soon as my cookbook releases. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • January 4, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha!!!
    So happy for you! Be blessed! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 4, 2018

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Lea! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Oksana
    January 4, 2018

    Son happy to hear you are creating a cookbook!! Now I don’t have to rewrite or print everything! Whew! ;)) congratulations on the Forbes list you deserve it!!! You have helped a lot of us to learn to cook, make new things and basically feed our families!! Much love and God bless your future plans and family! β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€— Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Oksana! Your comments mean a lot! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Hilda Fanfan
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations! I knew when I ran into your blog a few months ago, that you were something special! My son Tyler and I really enjoy your recipes and videos, but most of all we enjoy cooking, eating, and sharing the delicious results of them. BTW, he’s 19, does my groceries for me (I’m disabled), helps me cook and he has autism. He loves the look on your face when you taste at the end of your videos! Thank you, for such wonderful recipes. We look forward to 2018! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Hilda! Your thoughtful, encouraging comments mean a lot! Reply

  • Anya
    January 4, 2018

    Hi Natasha,

    Congratulations! You’ve earned it. πŸ™‚ I stop to watch all your videos on my FB feed, even re-runs.

    Let me know when that cookbook comes out. πŸ™‚

    Anya Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks Anya! I will definitely share when I release my first cookbook. Thanks so much for following! Reply

  • Afrik
    January 4, 2018

    This is truly inspirational, now I’m inspired to do more. Congratulations again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks Armando! I appreciate your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Diane Taylor
    January 4, 2018

    YES! Well Deserved! Can’t wait to buy your cookbook, but mostly love your captivating personality. Breath of fresh air is what we call you.

    Thank-To-You for sharing with us
    Diane Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Diane! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Nicoleta
    January 4, 2018

    Natasha Congratulations!!! This is such a good news!!! Thank you for all your work in bringing us all this amazing recipes. Is been paid off! All the best in the future!!Nicoleta Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Nicoleta! We are beyond excited! Reply

  • Olesya Girich
    January 4, 2018

    Well deserved Natasha! I am not at all surprised. You are very talented and overall an awesome person. God bless you, your husband and kids and the blog to grow even more! Congrats!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Olesya! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Anya
    January 4, 2018

    Congrats Natasha! Well deserved! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Anya! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • January 4, 2018

    GOOD FOR YOU!
    You made it there because you have such passion and you work your tail off.
    I, personally, LOVE your recipes as well as your blog. The videos are amazing.
    KEEP IT UP! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Stefanie! Reply

  • Mila L.
    January 4, 2018

    Congrats Natasha!!! I love your blog and reference it often and introduced most of my family to it. You deserve this recognition and praying that God continues to bless you and your family!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks so much Mila! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tanya
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations! Love following you and wish you continued success Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Tanya, it means a lot! Reply

  • Courtney
    January 4, 2018

    I’m so happy for you! You deserve this! I can see all the hard work you and your family put in from the videos to this website! Thank you for all you do! Your recipes make me excited to cook and try new things! I’m excited that a cookbook might be in the works! Keep up the great work! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Courtney! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying our blog. Thanks for sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Anna
    January 4, 2018

    Congrats guys!!!! Your hard work pays off. Keep it up.Happy New Year πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Anna! We’re beyond excited! Reply

  • Valya @ Valya's Taste of Home
    January 4, 2018

    Congrats Natasha!!! So happy for you girl! May God continue blessing you and your family! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Valya, it means a lot! Reply

  • Donna
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations Natasha! That’s awesome! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes! My family and I enjoy them so much! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Donna! I appreciate your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Olviya
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! May God continue to bless your family, and your business.

    Also, I would (will) buy your cookbook in a heartbeat! <3 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Olviya! That means a lot! Reply

  • Robbin Lomax
    January 4, 2018

    Natasha and crew, congratulations on this well deserved honor. I have been following you for years, and have tried many of your recipes; all of them are very easy to follow, beautifully photographed, and of course, delicious. I will continue to follow you for the new recipes and ideas as well as the “old world” recipes which I have found to be VERY similar to many recipes that have been passed down through the generations, in my family. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thanks for following Robbin and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Mary Kolesaar
    January 4, 2018

    I love love your recipes. I am Slovak background, and can relate to a lot of them. I now have my married daughter trying your recipes as well. Question? How do you stay thin, when you are cooking, tasting, etc. Whatever you are doing, I admire your will power. Thankyou, keep cooking and baking. Mary. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 5, 2018

      Hi Mary, thank you for the wonderful compliment! We do cook in quite a bit and eat out very little. We eat plenty of soups during the week and mostly, I thank God for a good metabolism πŸ™‚ I don’t really have any secrets πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Olga
    January 4, 2018

    Congratulations! You work really hard to provide the YUMMIEST recipes. You deserve it! Keep up the great work!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you Olga! I appreciate that! Thanks for following! Reply

  • Jenny from jennyisbaking.com
    January 4, 2018

    Congrats, it is well deserved! I am a fairly new follower, just started following your blog about 3/4 of a year ago. I am so happy to hear you will post videos and give tips to other food bloggers, yay! And what did I read on Forbes, a cookbook in the making? You really have a lot planned this year, hope it is a good one for all of you!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 4, 2018

      Thank you so much Jenny! A cookbook is definitely on my “to-do” list this year. Thanks for following and sharing your thoughtful comments! Reply

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