Cheers to 15 Years of Just a Taste!

Celebrate a major milestone as Just a Taste turns 15 years old! I’m sharing a look back at how I made the jump from cooking as a hobby to a full-time career, plus a snapshot by numbers of recipes, visitors and more.

Chef Kelly Senyei standing in her kitchen holding a purple cake with the number "15" on it.

It’s been 15 years since I first hit “publish” on Just a Taste, an anniversary that requires much celebration and appreciation for the hundreds of millions of you who have cooked recipes from your kitchens around the globe. It is my greatest honor and joy to know Just a Taste has helped create memories around your dinner table!

What started as a way to catalog my mom Noni’s greatest recipes (Oven-Baked Ribs, Veggie Bars, legendary Basil Pesto and so many more!) has since turned into a cooking community of hundreds of millions of food enthusiasts spanning the world, from Australia to Antarctica and every single continent in between.

I always think back to my earliest food memories—a few pictured above, including my 5th birthday party that was chef themed—and how fortunate I would be to make a career out of cooking and entertaining. Just a Taste is more than a dream job, it is my greatest passion (aside from my four favorite sous chefs, of course!). And it is a passion I look forward to continuing to pursue for many, many more years to come.

Every year, when the anniversary of Just a Taste rolls around, I do a deep dive into the numbers. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot at Just a Taste over the past 15 years:

  • 218 million visitors
  • 1,168 recipes
  • 4 kids :)
  • 1 cookbook

I am incredibly grateful to you for allowing me into your homes through my recipes these past 15 years. Reading your site comments, your social media messages and your emails brings me endless joy and pride.

I look forward to continuing to inspire you with easy but impressive recipes for every meal and any occasion, and most importantly, to creating memories around meal time. We have a very big year ahead of us, and I cannot wait to share all that’s in store for year 16 and beyond!

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  1. Congratulations Kelly! I’m so so happy for you and your family and I’m so happy for myself to have found you many years ago! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your delicious, creative, beautiful, fun, simple to use and very much loved by my family recipes and ideas. So many of your recipes are now family favorites. I made your pumpkin rice crispy pie and it was a huge success! Our family even ate it before dinner….they just couldn’t wait and I’ve shared the recipe with several friends. Happy Holidays! Off to make some rice crispy reindeer and some Christmas Saltine Cracker Toffee. Warmest regards,

  2. What an accomplishment 15 years! Cheers. I only found you a few years ago and so glad I did. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  3. Congrats! A lot of your recipes are nothing but “WINNERS”. You have the gift, and sharing is blessings to others.