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I love Christmas; the nostalgic music, sweet smells coming from the oven, children who are buzzing with anticipation, little fingers that are eager to destroy ornaments,Β the UPS truck,Β Christmas movies that never get old,Β snow, twinkly lights, rosy cheeks, but most of all I love that my son sang “Happy Birthday Jesus” just before he tore open his gifts.

We snapped this picture Christmas eve (yesterday):

Christmas 2013

My son loves his snuggles from Mama before he goes to bed (and I’ll take what I can get before it becomes uncool to snuggle mom at bedtime). Here’s how last night’s conversation went:

Me “Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?”

he said: “I want one more thing…”

me: “what’s that?”

he said: “I just want you….. and Tato (Dad) and God and our family.”

me: ” πŸ™‚ ” followed by extra snuggles

He’s all sugar.

Wishing you and your loved ones a warm, beautiful and blessed Christmas.
Yeah. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Tomorrow we’re off to church and then dinner at my parent’s house. How are you celebrating Jesus’ Birth? Are you churching? Feasting? Gifting (re-gifting?)? Working? I’d love to know what you’re up to on Christmas.

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • tanya
    January 3, 2014

    Happy new year!!! Love your website.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2014

      Thank you Tanya! Happy New Year to you as well! Reply

  • Sara
    January 2, 2014

    сновом Π³ΠΎΠ΄ΠΎΠΌ ΠΠ°Ρ‚Π°ΡˆΠ° to you and your family. Love your website. My mom passed away last year and there are some recipes I couldn’t remember all the ingredients. But thanks to you, your recipes are so similar and am able to keep our tradional food passed down πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 2, 2014

      So sorry about your Mama πŸ™ I’m blessed to know that the recipes are similar. That’s very sweet πŸ™‚ Thanks Sara! Reply

  • January 1, 2014

    Thank you for the wonderful post I wish you and your family the best this holiday season and may god always bless you every day of the new year and on. Have a great new year and always be in gods hands. Beside I new you since you where young and tell your mom I said hi. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2014

      Your name is definitely familiar!! I will say hello. God bless you in this New year as well! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Alana
    December 30, 2013

    Merry Christmas Natasha! Made your kokleti ribs chicken, salad and ruleti and cherry cake for Christmas oh and jello! Thanks for sharing great recipes with us this Christmas!!!:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2013

      Wow, I’m honored :). You are very welcome Alana. Reply

  • MK
    December 26, 2013

    Natasha – love your vareniky dough recipe! I made vareniky for Holy Supper on Christmas Eve and they were wonderful! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2013

      That’s awesome!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing that with me. I know vareniky are a Christmas tradition for many families πŸ™‚ Reply

  • December 26, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. And wishing you a wonderful year ahead.. Tc πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2013

      Thank you Stacy!! Same to you! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Celeste
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I spent this day with family, friends and delicious food. Greetings from Lima, Peru. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Awesome!! Lima Peru huh? Wow!! Merry Christmas! How’s the weather there? Reply

      • Celeste
        December 27, 2013

        It’s starting summer. If you want Peruvian rΓ©cipes just let me know. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 27, 2013

          Yes! Ofcourse!! I’d love to try peruvian recipes! Lay it on me! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Vita
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Natasha! Wishing you have a great one! And a very blessed New Year! Thank you for all the great recipes you share with the world! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      You’re welcome Vita! You have a blessed new year as well! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • inna
    December 25, 2013

    Natasha,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    We had our big Christmas dinner last evening, church today, and I’m off to work tonight. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      I’m all too familiar with the night shift. It’s so nice that you had Christmas off though! Have a great shift! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • December 25, 2013

    We have a big family dinner , we play secret santa, and exchange gifts games. Merry Christmas!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      We had our secret santa for the kids on Sunday πŸ™‚ So fun to see all the kiddos get excited πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Suebee
    December 25, 2013

    BoΕΌe Narodzenie This is what my dad taught me for Merry Christmas!
    May you have a love filled year full of giggles, laughs and the dreaded “rofllmaopmp!”
    Sue
    PS Do you make krusties? So delicate, better than the best pizelle and is a family activity because it’s just too much for one person to do! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      We don’t make krusties only because I haven’t found a great recipe! If you have an awesome one, I’d love to hear about it πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Roxanne
    December 25, 2013

    Aw what a little tear jerker! We love your family! Merry Christmas πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ and we love and appreciate you! Merry Christmas!! Reply

  • Denise
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas! I am celebrating Christmas with father soon to be 84. Here’s a Christmas tradition of mine – I and my younger guests get to together any raisins, breadcrumbs, cut of pieces of fruit and spread them through my entire yard for the birds and other animals. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      What a cool thing to do!! I bet your yard is beautiful once the birdies discover that gold mine! πŸ˜‰ Reply

  • Maria Haxton
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas!! We are celebrating with feasting, church gatherings and friends and family!! We celebrate The Lord! God bless you and yours! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      That sounds just perfect! God bless you as you celebrate Jesus’ birth πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lilly
    December 25, 2013

    I worked a night shift on Christmas Eve, and now off to bed:( but will have a visit with family tonight! Merry Christmas Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      I hope you sleep extra well this Christmas morning πŸ™‚ I’m very familiar with the night shift! Merry Christmas! Reply

  • Liz
    December 25, 2013

    Thank you, Natasha, for the beautiful pictures of your family. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      You’re so sweet. Thank you Liz and Merry Christmas to you and your family! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Alla
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
    Enjoy this beautiful day!
    P.S. I just love your website! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Thank you and to you as well! Reply

  • John miller
    December 25, 2013

    We love your site. I do all the cooking in our house, her choice. Your Christmas Card is beautiful. Beautiful family.
    While writing to you I must tell you I tried your Russian Tiramisu cake. Unfortunately the cake caved in the center, the cake was for today, Christmas. What did I do wrong? Yours looked so good.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    John & Sylvia Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Did you watch the video? There are probably 2 culprits: either the oven was opened 1 too many times before it was done baking, or the batter was overmixed. I hope that helps πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Mila
    December 25, 2013

    We are going to church abs then to my moms house for a big family lunch DBS then home to rest and to church again in gfe evening where kids will have their program and then they would get little gifts after church( candy) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Sounds a lot like our day! We’re having church once this year and it sounds like it’s going to be a long one fitting everything into one service. I counted a total of seven songs that I’ll be singing including a couple choir songs. I love how we have church on Christmas Day. It helps to remember what Christmas is really about. The kids also get presents in our church afterwards. My son is so excited about it! Merry Christmas to your family Reply

  • Grace
    December 25, 2013

    Hi Natasha!

    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Thank you so much Grace!! Reply

  • MilaN
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas to your beautiful family as well Natasha πŸ™‚ we go to church tom and than having lunch w family as well, we opened our gifts today since tom we have two times church.. Merry Christmas again, love your website. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      We opened our gifts on Christmas eve also. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your church services! We have one very long service today. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Vicki B.
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas!! We will be feasting with our family πŸ™‚ God’s blessings to you and your entire family!!!! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 25, 2013

      Sounds perfect!! πŸ™‚ Reply

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