Hello Friends!

I’m Olga. Welcome to my kitchen. I am the recipe creator and food photographer at olgasflavorfactory.com.

I want to help make you a more confident cook so that’s why I share detailed, step by step recipes for fresh and flavorful food.

My husband and I have 2 little boys, and I’ve also been a Registered Nurse since 2006, working nights, so I can definitely relate to all you busy people out there who don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen but still want to cook delicious homemade meals from scratch. 

You will also find lots of practical tips to make your life in the kitchen much less stressful and time consuming. Even in the midst of your active life, full of responsibilities and roles that you find important, I want your homemaking life to become more peaceful and rewarding, not overwhelming in the least.

So, come on in! I’ve got lots of great food for you to try.

Favorite Recipes:

(With SO many recipes, it may be a bit overwhelming knowing which ones you should try first. Here are some of my favorites that I think you will love.)

  1. Baked Steelhead Trout Fillet
  2. Chicken, Mushroom and Rice Baked Burritos
  3. Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
  4. Chocolate Shortbread Bars With Ricotta Filling
  5. Strawberry Tiramisu
  6. Burrito Bowls
  7. Fish Tacos
  8. Chicken Fritters
  9. Chicken and Rice Pilaf
  10. Cauliflower Tomato Salad
  11. Buttermilk Pancakes
  12. Blueberry Scones
  13. Whole Roasted Chicken With Potatoes
  14. Potato and Cod Soup
  15. Stroganoff Meatballs
  16. Swiss Apple Pie
  17. Pesto Pasta With Chicken Tenders, Tomatoes and Shallots
  18. Split Seconds
  19. Seared Shrimp and Summer Couscous
  20. Grilled Salmon Kebabs
  21. Chicken Kotleti
  22. Cheesy Baked Salmon
  23. Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Alfredo
  24. Tomato, Roasted Corn and Avocado Salad
  25. Cannoli Cake

Full Recipe Index

My recipes are greatly influenced by my Belarussian heritage, since I was born in Belarus. Because I came to America with my family when I was only 6 and essentially grew up here, I like sharing both the traditional Eastern European recipes with a modern, Americanized twist as well as lots of other cuisines that I’ve learned to love.

Russian, Belarusian and Other Slavic Recipes:

1. Borsch 2. Chicken and Mushroom Crepes 3. Golubtsi – Cabbage Rolls 4. Roast Duck With Apples 5. Trubochki 6. Oreshki

More Russian Recipes

Favorite Kitchen Tips, Food Hacks, and Practical Information:

My Kitchen

Weekly Meal Prep

How To Make Homemade Chicken Broth

Cooking With Kids – Tips To Making Your Time In the Kitchen a Good Experience For You and Your Child

Reducing Food Waste – Tips To Storing Groceries

How To Cook Perfect Rice

Dishes, Dishes, Dishes

Other Kitchen Tips

Best Way to Contact Me, Ask a Recipe Question:

The best way to get your question answered is to leave a comment under the specific recipe that you have a question in. I try to answer the comments I get on this website every day. Another get in touch is on Instagram – I try to respond every day as well, however since I get so many DMs every day, sometimes they get lost in the shuffle. You can also email me at olga@olgasflavorfactory.com.

If you’d like to get to know me a little better, check out my About page, as well as 29 Things I Am Thankful For, 3o things I Learned in My Twenties, and a Question and Answer Video.

Join our Instagram and Facebook community! You will find even more practical tips, what I’m cooking for our family on a daily basis, grocery hauls, my favorite cookware, bakeware and other kitchen tools and behind the scenes family life.