Hi and welcome to my food blog. My name is Dina, and I absolutely love to cook and bake! Here you will find traditional Russian, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian recipes along with many other cuisines.

My family and I: 2 years ago I married my wonderful husband Mikhail. Just a few months ago we welcomed Liana, our first baby into this world. We could not be more excited and thankful to God for such a sweet little baby girl. My parents immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in 1994 and currently live in Washington state. My husband and I were both raised in Christian families and strive to live our lives according to God’s word.

What inspired me to start my blog: I’ll be honest, before I got married I never really cared for cooking at all. My mother was the one who adored it. I got married in the summer of 2012 and had a 3 month break from college, which gave me a lot of time to learn and experiment with cooking. Once I started exploring cookbooks and food blogs I learned to love cooking. It was so much easier than I thought! It was so amazing to see a bunch of ingredients come together and become such delicious food! That alone was fascinating to me, but the  most rewarding part was to see my husband’s face light up when he tried a new recipe. His complements to my cooking were music to my ears 🙂 Every time we went out to eat somewhere and I liked what I ordered, I was always on a mission to replicate it at home. Soon I began taking pictures of everything I made and many people started asking for recipes, so I thought hey why not start a food blog? So here I am now sharing my favorite recipes with all of you 🙂

Disclaimer: I am not a professional chef, just a gal who loves to cook and share her recipes.