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Welcome to NatashasKitchen.com! A New Video :)

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I updated the “About” page (see tab above) to include this video. I know I flip my hair way too much, but cut me a little slack as I am still new to this video stuff and I agree to use more hairspray next time.

Oh and good news! We purchase a new, professional camera (still in the mail) that also does video so you should see more and more videos on the blog. I’m asking my husband for a good book on acting to avoid rookie mistakes. Any suggestions?

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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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  • Tzivia
    March 1, 2016

    Omg Natasha gurl ur a natural seriously food network needs to pick you up they should have you do a Russian Ukrainian Slavic cooking show I’d totally watch this is my favorite site wow also can’t believe how big your son got wow time really flies by I have a god daughter who’s already thirteen it seems like only yesterday she was being swaddled Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 1, 2016

      You’re so nice and thank you! I agree, they grow way too fast! πŸ™‚ Reply

      • Tzivia
        March 1, 2016

        Awwww ur a sweetheart yup ditto kids today are super smart too Reply

  • Nastia
    January 16, 2013

    You look great Natasha! haha You know how everybody is when they see themselves on camera “oh that looks weird” “oh i didnt move my hand right” “oh no i put my foot over there” haha it happens and to nobody notices the things you do about yourself πŸ™‚

    On a side note, I am soooo thankful for this blog and that I somehow came across it one day, your family favorits are already my family favorites! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoy the blog. Thank you for your sweet comment. You probably right; I always over analyze everything :). Reply

  • Paula
    December 22, 2012

    First of all,
    Thank you for your great page. As a Ukrainian, I appreciate the references to the homeland.

    As a Ukrainian, I have two questions about bread recipes (of course):

    Do you have any tried & true recipes for moist Medyvnyk (honey bread usually served on Christmas Eve)? My memories of the ones in Anne’s bakery in Chicago are of a wonderfully moist & flavorful cake. Unfortunately, most medyvnyky end up tasting as hard & flat as the pages they were printed on!

    And regarding Paska/Babka, I have been “fudging” it for years by buying Pannettone and passing those off (I know, the shame). However, they do have more flavor than the traditional recipes — I just hate all the kneading and frankly, don’t have room for it. Any shortcuts for a Pannettone style Paska/Babka?

    Thank you again — сСрдСчно

    Paula
    (Павлина) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2012

      Welcome to the site Paula. I don’t have the recipe for Medyvnyk. But my friend Olga has one on her site. Click here to check it out. Hope this helps. Reply

  • Zhopsik
    December 15, 2012

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your site by accident a week or so ago. Great recipes, and some have reminded me of my Ukrainian mother-in-law’s cooking. I wish I had written down more of her recipes, but she never measured anything!
    I agree with others that you seem very natural in front of the camera and have Food Network written all over you. Now I’m going to go over to your shrimp appetizer recipe and leave a comment that hopefully will help the person who was looking for the best wrapper. Keep up the excellent work! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 16, 2012

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ That’s so sweet of you to say. I’m going to head over there too; maybe I can learn something as well! Reply

  • Lina D
    December 13, 2012

    Natasha , so happy to find you! LOVE your blog, your videos (love the way you flip your hair! πŸ˜‰ , actually I did not notice until you’ve mention about it).
    Following you on Pinterest as well! Reply

  • anna
    December 11, 2012

    OMG are the food network people watching!!! you need your own show. I see this in your future! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2012

      I’m blushing πŸ™‚ Thank you Anna. Reply

  • Angela
    December 11, 2012

    I love love love your recipes! You’re amazing, keep up the good work! πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2012

      Thank you Angela πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Lina
    December 11, 2012

    hey Natash! great job!! Great script.. Idk what you are talking about when you say you flip the hair, it seems like that’s how it should be! hehe
    Only advice (since my hubby does video, photography, etc and I see this, know this) is to set up a tripod and record via that, who ever is recording you can also pan w/ the tripod to create that ‘moving’ sensation you had. But even without the tripod it looks great, the tripod is for a more of a proffesional look πŸ™‚
    Blessings! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2012

      Yes, I agree. We purchased all new equipment with professional tripod. I think that will really help! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the tip. I always appreciate advice. Reply

  • Henrietta
    December 11, 2012

    I really enjoy your newsletter & hope u can do videos with ur camera because u did a great job! Don’t worry about acting, ur a natural! Thanks for great recipes & blogs! God bless! Reply

  • Zina P
    December 10, 2012

    Natasha! I loved watching your video, which makes you seem more personal to readers. Your recipes and blog are wonderful and I am so grateful at being to recreate many recipes from my childhood and heritage. I agree with a previous post that you are headed for “stardom”. . .beautiful, talented, and just plain amazing. You are definitely an inspiration to all who visit your blog. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Oh Zina thank you. You are so sweet πŸ™‚ I’m glad the recipes here can bring back memories for you. Reply

  • irina
    December 10, 2012

    You did great! Can’t wait for more videos! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Thank you so much. I appreciate the encouragement πŸ™‚ Reply

  • tania
    December 10, 2012

    natasha i love ur website!! πŸ™‚ this is my number one choice when im looking for something yummy to cook and/or bake. my family just loves ur recipes. keep up th good work and please keep posting ur awesome recipes. god bless u and ur adorable little family. merry christmas! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Thank you Tania; Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! πŸ™‚ Reply

  • December 10, 2012

    Natasha, you did great videos like a Ukrainian pioneer woman:-) You defiantly qualify for food network. I am a fan!!! I think of you as a mother of our Russian foodie blogs:)))) It’s your blog that gave me an inspiration to start my own blog. I am camera shy, so I do better behind camera. I was thinking about video recipes, but with 2 toddlers running around, it’s too hard to concentrate. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Thank you Lea; that’s so sweet of you to say. What a compliment; I’m speechless! πŸ™‚ Glad to be a source of inspiration. Reply

  • Victoria
    December 10, 2012

    Love it…..! Your a natural..! I’m so happy to see your doing videos now! I have you on Facebook and instigram, your family is adorable! God Bless ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Thank you Victoria. I have you on Facebook and Instagram too πŸ˜‰ God bless you and your family as well! Reply

  • vikulya
    December 10, 2012

    Girl, thank you a hundred times!!!!!!!!!!!
    I cook dishes mostly from your site. I trust you πŸ™‚
    Most rewarding is seeing how my husband and kids love the food i prepared.
    Hey, is your favorite color grey πŸ˜‰ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      It’s actually purple; I realize after doing some reading that I also should not be wearing white on camera; live and learn I guess πŸ™‚ Reply

  • jenny
    December 10, 2012

    Great Job Natasha!! You look and sound fabulous!! (I’m video camera/webcamera shy so you get props you are a pro!!) Can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!! All your family recipes are delicious, I check in frequently to see if you posted new ones. πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2012

      Thank you Jenny. I used to be the shyest (spelling?) kid on the block. I think it’s helped to lead worship in church for the past 10 years or so. πŸ™‚ I used to sway so much on stage, people thought I was dancing; not so good in a conservative-ish church. lol. Reply

  • EinnaL
    December 9, 2012

    Wonderful job girlie!!! Super proud of you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Thank you dear πŸ™‚ We still have to go out for sushi you know πŸ˜‰ Reply

      • EinnaL
        December 10, 2012

        I know!!! its beyond long overdue!!! Reply

  • Oksana
    December 9, 2012

    You look beautiful and did a wonderful job!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Vicky
    December 9, 2012

    You soooo need to be on food network!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Thank you so much. I’m flattered πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Anastasiya
      December 11, 2012

      I agree! Natasha, you are just being to self conscience! I’m sure nobody would’ve noticed the “hair flipping” lol. Great job, keep it up! Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        December 11, 2012

        Thank you Anastasiya. I guess I’m my own worst critic. Reply

  • Sveta
    December 9, 2012

    I can so see u famous! U are very likable great video skills Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Aww thanks Sveta. You believed in me when I was still talking to myself on this blog. πŸ˜‰ Reply

  • Natalie B
    December 9, 2012

    Loved the video! I’m so glad I found this blog. I had such a hard time finding good Ukrainian recipes before you! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Thanks Natalie. I’m so glad you like the recipes πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Tonya
    December 9, 2012

    Natash ur video is very good.. ur a pro. I love all ur recipes, and love your blog. Im looking to invest in a good camera also wit video…. wat kind did u buy and will u add it to the shop? Hope ur blog will be around forever, cant cook without it πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Yes I’ll share all the details of what we purchased. Camera is a Canon 6D πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Mila S
    December 9, 2012

    Amazing video!! I love your blog. All of the recipes I have tried from your blog have been finger lickin’ good. VERY exited to hear about your new camera and maybe the possibility of video recipes? Again GREAT job and thank you so much for all the hard work you do. God Bless. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 9, 2012

      Aww thanks Mila. πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Paramitha Nasimova
    December 8, 2012

    Fabulous! I’m sure you’ll reach great succeed in life! Not only good blog, good videos, but all recipes you’ve done are trustworthy. You have amazing family, GBU. PS: I’m a fan πŸ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 8, 2012

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Reply

  • Alina
    December 8, 2012

    I didn’t notice too much hair flipping, and thought you acted like a pro! “It’s all in your head” Natasha! haha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 8, 2012

      Ha! Thanks. You’re too kind πŸ™‚ Reply

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