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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 Newport Beach, 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 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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    Strawberry Margarita Popsicles

    Add a splash of tequila to a frozen sweet with an easy and refreshing recipe for Strawberry Margarita Popsicles. Meet the Jello-O Shot's cooler cousin: Strawberry Marga…

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    Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones

    A sweet snack takes a turn on the savory side with my all-time favorite recipe for Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones. Four words: Zucchini Bacon Cheddar Scones. You can'…

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    Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

    Preheat your oven for the dynamic duo of fruit and chocolate in this crowd-pleasing recipe for Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake. Moist strawberry cake, chocolate ganache g…

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    Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

    Whip up a 20-minute meal in-a-bowl with a refreshing recipe for Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad starring DIY dressing. Chicken Caesar salad, meet pasta salad. Pasta salad, m…

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    Easy Beef Bulgogi Bowls

    Ditch the delivery and whip up a make-ahead recipe for Easy Beef Bulgogi Bowls served with pickled veggies and fried eggs. This is the true definition of a "meal in-a-b…

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    The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

    Skip the baking sheets and grab your skillet for a crowd-friendly recipe for The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie. Skillet cookie, cookie sundae, pizookie—no ma…


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