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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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    Asparagus Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing

    Skip the store-bought pasta salads in favor of a quick and easy recipe for Asparagus Pasta Salad tossed in homemade Italian dressing! While spring and summer months may be …

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    Quick Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

    You're only six ingredients and 25 minutes away from the ultimate recipe for Quick Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce. When it comes to comfort foods, it doesn't get much better…

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    Zucchini Banana Bread

    Sneak veggies (and moisture!) into a classic loaf with a family favorite recipe for Zucchini Banana Bread. Banana bread has taken on many a culinary co-pilot around these p…

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    S’Mores Milkshakes

    Add a frosty spin to a summer favorite with a quick and easy recipe for S'mores Milkshakes. There's no campfire needed for this refreshing spin on classic s'mores! I'v…

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    Sweet Corn Pancakes with Bacon

    A breakfast classic gets a welcome makeover with this family favorite recipe for Sweet Corn Pancakes with Bacon. Pancakes are a popular meal around our home, whether they're …

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    Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cones

    Whip up a festive treat with a quick and easy recipe for Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cones. Whether it's Memorial Day, the 4th of July or another reason to celebrate …


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