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My Niece’s 1st Birthday and Party Menu

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Here’s another party menu. There are a few new recipes here, particularly the Birthday Cake (I’ll share it with you soon!). I also had fun taking my nieces 1-year photos; although not so much fun sorting them since Iย accidentallyย took 900 pictures :-O.

When it comes to the camera, my husband says I have a “trigger finger.” I included lots of photos below. I think I did allright for my first human photoshoot (food is so much easier; it doesn’t move!). ๐Ÿ˜‰

My niece turned one. She’s as sweet as can be. Such a happy and beautiful baby girl. I just want to squeeze her (gently) every time I see her. Happy Birthday and all of God’s blessings on you little princess.

And the Menu:

1. Roasted chicken stuffed with mushrooms: I’m on it. I want this recipe and I know where to get it. I’ll have to call my sister’s Mama-in-law.

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2. Tri-tip and BBQ’d chicken (I’ll try to recreate the tri-tip; it was lucious)

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3. Recognize these? Roasted baby red potatoes with dill instead of parsley

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4. Stuffed cabbage: Sorry the pictures on this recipe are ugly. I think we’ve improved over the past 3 years ;).

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5. A really simple but classic tomato salad with white and green onion, garlic (optional) S&P, oil and a splash of vinegar.

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6. The classic and super easy cabbage and cucumber salad (using all green cabbage instead of purple)

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7. Perfect corn on the cob

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8. And the Cake-ola

Raspberry Moose Cake

Here are some shots of the party-goers:

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Someone was clearly hungry:

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My plate. ย Admittedly, I had seconds.

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Look at how she’s eyeing that birthday cake.

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Here are some of the pictures from the (900 picture) shoot. What a doll.

“Mom, please can I have a coach purse?” Good luck saying no to those eyes Sista!

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We didn’t do a very good job of hiding the balloons string. Lets just say it was supposed to be that way.

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Is your summer filled with parties too?

My Niece's 1st Birthday and Party Menu

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When making a party, try to take some of the stress off yourself by asking family to make side dishes.
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  1. And the Menu:
  2. Roasted chicken stuffed with mushrooms
  3. Tri-tip and BBQ'd chicken
  4. Roasted baby red potatoes with dill instead of parsley
  5. Stuffed cabbage
  6. A really simple but classic tomatoe salad with white and green onion, garlic (optional) S&P, oil and a splash of vinegar
  7. The classic and super easy cabbage and cucumber salad (using all green cabbage instead of purple)
  8. Perfect corn on the cob
  9. And the Cake-ola (recipe and tutorial coming soon).


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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  • Tsilia Sokolyansky
    January 20, 2018

    Wow, you are not a great creative cook but a creative photographer! What a nice great looking family! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 20, 2018

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Helena
    January 5, 2016

    happy birthday:) Reply

  • May 7, 2014

    Dear Natasha,
    Many times I have gone through your Website… One of the best hospitality site I must say with having a beautiful professional and personal touch…
    Please do visit my blog and also give feedback.
    I work as an Executive Sous Chef for Taj group of hotels. After seeing your site I really inspired of opening a blog…

    With Love..
    Nisikant Reply

    • Natasha
      May 7, 2014

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I appreciate the compliment. It’s been a labor of love for the past 4+ years and it’s constantly evolving. Have you checked out my blogger resources page? I hope it’s helpful to you ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Tanya
    July 30, 2013

    the manue looked delicious!!! YUMMMMERS! I have been making the chicken stuffed with mushrooms for many years now. Its our familys favorite way to each chicken, my husband doesnt like chicken meat much but stuffed with mushrooms, he will have it any day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Birthday to the lil princess! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 30, 2013

      We were able to remake the chicken and will post it soon. I’m curious though, how do you make yours? Reply

  • Snow
    July 22, 2013

    She is such a cutie!! All the food looks super bomb! Reply

    • Natasha
      July 22, 2013

      Yes, she is indeed :D. Reply

  • inna
    July 19, 2013

    Love your hair! Is that a natural ombre? Reply

    • Natasha
      July 19, 2013

      Thank you Inna! My sister Sveta did that for me. It’s my natural color with caramel and golden blond highlights. I can get you her # if you live in town. She does an amazing ombre as well! Reply

  • July 19, 2013

    Well done on trying your hand at portrait photography!! The close up of your niece is stunning. Something I’ve been experimenting with as well but still find food easier. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      July 19, 2013

      Thank you Julia! My blog keeps me so busy that I’m only taking photos of family if they sucker me into it. lol. Thanks for the compliment! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Mira
    July 18, 2013

    what Kind of camera did you use to take those pictures ??? Reply

  • Ana
    July 18, 2013

    What a beautiful niece you got! I don’t blame you for wanting to squeeze those puffy cheeks ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      July 18, 2013

      They are very squeezable ๐Ÿ™‚ and thank you! Reply

  • anna
    July 18, 2013

    great job natasha! that cake was the bomb too btw :))) Reply

    • Natasha
      July 18, 2013

      Thanks Anna. I’m pretty sure you’re buttering me up for something. Lol. Reply

  • Svetlana
    July 18, 2013

    Awesome I loved everything. Thanks for the cake and especially the pictures u are a great sisiter and aunt Reply

    • Natasha
      July 18, 2013

      You’re welcome! It was fun for me, except next time, you’re sorting pictures!! It was a great party with delicious good. That chicken was made by your mama in law, right? Reply

  • Oksana
    July 18, 2013

    Happy birthday to your sweet little niece! My daughter Sophiyochka turned 1 eight days ago and we also celebrated with couple of your recipes! I made her your strawberry layer cake and the kiwi berry cake for the guests! Thanks for all the inspirations. I have tried a lot of your recipes and love all of them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      July 18, 2013

      Happy birthday to your little darling also! I love that name; Sophia. So pretty! I’m really glad you enjoyed the cakes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

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