Take a walk down memory lane with the 2019 year in review, featuring my favorite moments and top 10 recipes.

Kelly Senyei standing in her kitchen holding a glass of wine

I never could have imagined all that 2019 would become. It was easily the most invigorating year yet for Just a Taste. In all honesty, I was bracing myself for controlled chaos, juggling a growing business and being a mom to two kids under age 2. But 2019, you made so many dreams come true!

A few highlights over the past 12 months made this year especially memorable:

  • I signed my first cookbook deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The Secret Ingredient Cookbook will be published in spring 2021!
  • I began hosting live and on-demand cooking classes in the brand-new Food Network Kitchen app. Download the app and come cook with me in the Food Network Kitchen!
  • I’ve continued appearing on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, sharing some of Just a Taste’s most beloved recipes. My next segment airs January 15!

I have enjoyed every minute of creating content and engaging with the Just a Taste community, and I couldn’t have done it without my incredibly hardworking teammates, Libby and Peter. We have grown into a well-oiled machine, and I am so thankful for all of their efforts.

As we head into our twelfth (!) year, I wanted to share a snapshot of the site with notable numbers and fun facts:

Speaking of popular recipes, the top 10 recipes that were new to the site in 2019 were… …

10. Elote Corn Salad: Get the Recipe

The best Elote Corn Salad topped with fresh herbs and Cotija cheese

9. Rotisserie Chicken Enchiladas: Get the Recipe

A close-up view of chicken enchiladas topped with avocado, olives and cheese

8. The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie: Get the Recipe

Top down view of The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with vanilla bean ice cream

7. 30-Minute Homemade Flour Tortillas: Get the Recipe

Kelly Senyei holding a stack of homemade tortillas in a blue napkin

6. Thai Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce: Get the Recipe

A wood serving plate containing Thai Spring Rolls with peanut sauce, limes and veggies around it

5. Easy Beef Bulgogi Bowls: Get the Recipe

Top down view of two bowls containing easy beef bulgogi, white rice, a fried egg, cucumber ribbons, fresh cilantro and kimchi

4. Easy General Tso’s Chicken: Get the Recipe

Large spoon containing Easy General Tso's Chicken

3. Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Dip: Get the Recipe

Homemade Sour Cream and Onion Dip with potato chips on serving tray

2. Easy Taco Salad Cups: Get the Recipe

Easy Taco Salad Cups on a wood serving plate with hot sauce and guacamole in background

1. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad: Get the Recipe

A top down view of a bowl containing the best Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

We are already hard at work dreaming up delicious new dishes for 2020, and I cannot wait to share them all with you! As always, you can find all of the recipes here on Just a Taste and receive additional content bonuses by signing up for our (free!) weekly newsletter.

Thank you for being a part of the robust, fun and energetic Just a Taste community! It is a dream come true to see you cooking and sharing my recipes from your kitchens around the world. Here’s to the best year yet!


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