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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 that help you prepare easy but impressive dishes the whole family will love.

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 San Diego, California with our sons, Julian and Evan, and our dog, Wiley.

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 once cooked in a rehearsal battle of Iron Chef America and the secret ingredient was popcorn!

My Latest Posts…

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    Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

    Preheat your oven for a fast and family favorite recipe for Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast, which are topped with tangy cream cheese frosting. It's hard to beat…

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    What Can I Substitute for Buttermilk?

    No buttermilk? No problem! I'm sharing various dairy and non-dairy alternatives to substitute for buttermilk in all types of recipes. What Can I Substitute for Buttermilk…

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    Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Add a citrusy twist to your stack of flapjacks with a family favorite recipe for Orange Ricotta Chocolate Chip Pancakes. With the whole family together at home, it’s …

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    Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast

    Ditch the delivery and whip up the ultimate 4-ingredient recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast. Few things in the kitchen are more satisfying than mastering ho…

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    Edible Cookie Dough (Flourless and Eggless)

    Skip the oven and grab a spoon for the ultimate recipe for Edible Cookie Dough that's both flourless and eggless! Can You Make Cookie Dough Without Flour and Eggs? Yes, …

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    Recipes to Make with Overripe Bananas

    Overripe bananas are the only past-its-prime produce to get excited about. While other overripe fruits are destined for the compost bin, overripe bananas can lead to many wond…


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