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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, Evan and Dean, 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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    Quick Chicken Chow Mein

    Whip up a homemade spin on a takeout favorite with a flavor-packed recipe for Quick Chicken Chow Mein. Noodles in every way, shape and form are a food group in our hous…

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    Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze

    Transform store-bought biscuit dough into an impressive breakfast treat with my go-to recipe for Monkey Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze. When it comes to breakfast and brunch i…

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    Easy Apple and Pear Crisp

    Ditch the dough and get your ice cream ready for this Easy Apple and Pear Crisp topped with a DIY cinnamon-oat topping. Move over, pumpkin bars. Step aside, caramel app…

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    Mini Fruit and Cheese Turnovers

    Turn puff pastry into a party-worthy snack in minutes with this simple recipe for Mini Fruit and Cheese Turnovers. I'm always on the hunt for easier ways to entertain, …

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    Easy Puff Pastry Snowflake

    Transform four simple ingredients into a festive dessert recipe for an Easy Puff Pastry Snowflake filled with chocolate or jam. If there's one thing I have in my freezer 36…


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