About Just a Taste

Welcome to Just a Taste, where you’ll find inspiration for any meal and every occasion with hundreds of tried-and-tested recipes, step-by-step photo tutorials, and cooking videos to help you save time and up your game in the kitchen. 

Why “Just a Taste?” I have my great-grandmother, Momoo, to thank as my first inspiration in the kitchen. She constantly reminded me to have just a taste of dessert after every meal, and my grandmother and mom continued the tradition by passing down their passions for all things culinary. I’ve never believed in diets but instead enjoy everything in moderation, and hence, Just a Taste was born!

What started as a way to catalog my family’s rich recipe history has since turned into an online destination visited by millions of people a month who cook and share Just a Taste recipes from their kitchens around the world. 

As our Just a Taste community has grown, so too has my own family. In 2016, shortly before the birth of my son, I launched Just a Taste Parents to provide tips, insights, and resources for all types of parents and kids of all ages. 

About Kelly Senyei

I am an on-camera host and professionally trained chef who develops all of the recipes, styles all of the food, takes all of the photos and washes all of the dishes for the countless creations coming out of my kitchen! 

I received my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, my master’s degree in broadcast television from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University and my culinary arts diploma with highest honors from The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. I completed my apprenticeship in the Food Network Kitchens and previously worked at Condé Nast as an editor and on-air talent at Gourmet and Epicurious. 

My husband and I live in Newport Beach, California with our dog, Wiley, and are expecting our first baby this summer. 

Fun Facts

  • Just a Taste was launched at 2 a.m. on a random Thursday in 2008 while I decided to do anything but write my graduate school thesis.
  • I once walked 5 miles and ate nine doughnuts in a single morning during the first-ever Just a Taste Doughnuthon.
  • My all-time favorite food is doughnuts (See above). 
  • My book, Food Blogging For Dummies, was published in 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., which is how our dog Wiley got his name. 
  • I crossed off a major bucket list item when I cooked with Matt Lauer on the TODAY Show and made two of my all-time favorite recipes.
  • I once cooked in a rehearsal battle of Iron Chef America and the secret ingredient was popcorn!

My Latest Posts…

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    Grilled Flatbread Pizzas with Avocado Pesto

    Nothing says “hello, summer!” quite like a grilled flatbread topped with all of your favorite pizza fixings. While I’m all for a traditional oven-baked pie, there’s …

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    Easy Peach Turnovers

    Puff pastry + fresh fruit = my culinary kryptonite. If there's one thing I love more than a big ol' slice of my mom's famous German Chocolate Cake, it would be the marria…

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    Quick and Easy Corn Fritters

    Fritters have become quite the fan favorite around these parts. (Looking at you, 5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters!) And while zucchini, carrots and even butternut squash have …

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    Easy No-Bake Dessert Recipes

    Bypass the oven in favor of classic and creative no-bake dessert recipes, including quick-fix cheesecake parfaits, kid-friendly cookie pops, bite-sized cheesecake cups and mo…

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    The Easiest-Ever Ice Cream Cake

    You can file this latest creation under "Recipe Development That Happens When You're 9 Months Pregnant." With just a few weeks to go until we meet our little guy, and summe…

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    A Fast and Easy Way to Cut Watermelon

    Ever wondered about the fastest and easiest way to cut watermelon? If you're tired of the classic slice and scoop, then look no further than this simple trick for how to cut w…


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