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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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    Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

    Preheat your oven for a crowd-friendly recipe for Sticky Sesame Chicken wings that are baked until crispy. We are less than two weeks away from the single biggest sporting …

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    Bacon-Cheddar Football Cheese Ball

    Transform a simple snack into a gameday touchdown with a recipe for the best Bacon-Cheddar Football Cheese Ball. I've never considered myself a cheese ball enthusiast. More…

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    Spicy Chicken Wontons

    Ditch the takeout and whip up a restaurant-worthy recipe for Spicy Chicken Wontons. If you tune in to Instagram Stories, you'll find me at dim sum hotspot Din Tai Fung …

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    Healthy Taco Zucchini Boats

    Skip the tortillas and load up on veggies with a family-friendly recipe for Healthy Taco Zucchini Boats. Step aside, tortillas! There's a new edible conveyor belt for all…

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    2019 Year In Review & Top 10 Recipes

    Take a walk down memory lane with the 2019 year in review, featuring my favorite moments and top 10 recipes. I never could have imagined all that 2019 would become. It was …


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