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Merry Christmas!!

I love that Christmas lasts a full month and even longer for the Russian/Ukrainian community. We also celebrate Christmas on January 7th, which is great because the fun doesn’t end December 25th.

This Christmas will be spent like most; in the warmth and great company of my family. My sisters and I gather at my parents home with our families and open presents early Christmas morning. The best is watching kids tear into their Gifts (and I thought Christmas was fun before babies came into the picture).

Then we are off to church where we enjoy lots of singing and praising God for sending His Son to us (remembering that Jesus is the reason for Christmas). Then the feasting; Christmas dinner. There is always something extra special on the menu for Christmas; this year it’s spartak cake and troobochki (both of which I will post).

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I appreciate every one of you and it’s been a wonderful year; sharing recipes with you. Thank you for generously sharing your recipes and ideas as well as all your encouraging comments (they really helped me get through the bumpy transition of our website). I appreciate every time you take a moment to stop by and comment and I hope the recipes are blessing your families. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a truly blessed New Year. May God richly bless and prosper y’all!

In Christ’s Love,
Natasha 🙂

natashaskitchen

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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  • Rachelle K
    December 28, 2011

    Thank you for your wonderful recipes! I am a new follower of your blog and absolutely love it! I have had a difficult time transitioning my Ukrainian mother-in-law’s recipes to fit the ingredients we have here in the US. And in a way I kind of gave up…but now! I am going through all of your recipes making up our New Year’s menu. 🙂 Thank you! You have such a beautiful family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 28, 2011

      Thank you Rachelle! I’m looking forward to hearing how your dinner goes. I hope our mother-in-law is impressed with your Ukrainian cooking skills 🙂 Reply

  • evelyn
    December 27, 2011

    Girl you have amazing recipes cant wait for troobachki and cake so excited! Do you by any chance have more shrimp recipes? mmmm love shrimp! lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 27, 2011

      I’ll be working on the cake post tonight. 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    December 26, 2011

    Merry Christmas to your family..I love cooking but never really bake but decided to make your Kiev Cake this Christmas…It turned out amazing and I was really proud of my first russian cake…I would not have been able to make it without you…So Thank You and May God bless you and your family… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 27, 2011

      That’s awesome! I’m happy to help. I remember my first cake, except I didn’t have clear instructions and it didn’t end up so great, but I was still very proud of myself. Reply

  • Galya
    December 26, 2011

    Natasha,

    Merry Christmas to you too!!!!!!! May God bless you! Your so amazing and your such a great chef! Cant wait for new recipes for this upcoming year! Thanks again & enjoy christmas! God bless you always! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2011

      Thank you Galya! I hope you had a blessed Christmas. Reply

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