About Us

Hello and welcome. Inspired Taste is a food blog, created by us, Joanne and Adam Gallagher. It’s completely devoted to home cooking, easy recipes, recipe videos and inspiration for what to cook.

Inspired Taste began as a hobby, turned into a dream and now has become our business.

About The Recipes

Simply put, Inspired Taste is a collection of recipes we’ve created in our own kitchen. Together.

We’re looking for food that we love. After eating it, do we want more? Was it easy and more importantly fun to make? Did it make us smile, reach in for more and were we still talking about it hours after finishing? If it’s a YES, then we’ll share it with you.

We make the mistakes so you don’t have to.

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About Joanne and Adam

Adam and Joanne of Inspired TasteWe’re completely in love with food. Inspired Taste is our creative outlet and we love that it allows us to connect with you. (Your comments make us smile). We’ve always found a connection to each other through food and cooking and some of the best connections (and memories) with others have been through food.

We cook all the time. Together. Our days revolve around food, at home and when we travel.

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How Do You Work Together?

We keep things simple. Talk aloud and give feedback. Adam takes most of the photos, Joanne takes lead on recipe creation. We both test, taste, fuss and critique.

There’s a laptop connected to a big monitor in our kitchen and coffee helps. A lot.

We hardly argue, but when we do, we stop everything and work through it. Chocolate helps, too.

Lovey Dovey Stuff

We met in high school. We were engaged in 2008 and were married overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in front of 50 people.

We danced to What a Wonderful World. Our honeymoon was 10 days in Costa Rica and staying true to our love of cooking, we cooked on our honeymoon. (We rented a house instead of staying in a hotel. It was perfect).

During our honeymoon, we went deep-sea fishing. Joanne caught the biggest fish of the day and Adam caught the smallest. Naturally.


We’re a family of two and a half. Marmalade (our cat) is the half. That’s Marmalade. (Just as every pet owner believes, we are sure she’s the cutest, funniest and most adorable cat in.the.world).

We work from our tiny condo. Everyday. Did we mention that it’s tiny … and 40% kitchen.

We’ve bought more furniture for our kitchen than for our living room. We’re neighbors of the White House. Well, kind of. We’re about 10 minutes away.

Before we bought our condo, we weighed tiny expensive condo in the thick of it against big house with space. Tiny expensive condo won. By a landslide. We have one car and rarely use it. Instead, we walk, bike or use public transportation. It’s easier that way. Plus, Joanne can’t parallel park.

Odd Things

We loathe dirty dishes, but have decided they are worth it. Joanne has cried over spilled milk. We spend at least 20 minutes a day looking for our cat’s play mouse. We didn’t name Marmalade. Though, it’s the perfect name. We shop for food at three stores. Every cashier knows us.

Also, if you’re up to it and haven’t done it already, follow us on your favorite social networks. We’re practically everywhere :)

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Contact Us

For Our Readers: We love to hear from you! Email us using inspiredtaste@gmail.com if you have a question, comment, photo of one of our recipes you have made (love these) or link you’d like to share.

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91 comments… Leave a Comment

  • C October 19, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Soooooooooooo glad I stumbled upon your blog! It was quite serendipitous, actually! We’ve got salsa verde to thank for this seemingly random encounter! I look forward to checking out your food blog often. I’ve already bookmarked your site and I only found you minutes ago! :)

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:04 pm

      Yay! So happy you are here!

  • Relais Chocolate December 2, 2009, 1:57 pm

    I have a fabulous hot fudge sauce that I’ve been making for 30 years and giving away to friends, families business associates etc. My distribution list grows exponentially so I’m thinking it’s now or never and I should try to package and sell this marvelous sauce.

    Any suggestions? I’d like to produce this in a “green kitchen” and distribute by internet, “QVC”, mail order and in specialty food stores.

    Enjoy today with chocolate!

    • inspiredtaste December 3, 2009, 9:07 am

      Hey Debbie,

      We first have to start out by saying we really do not have any experience on this subject, but after doing a little bit of research we did find a good place to start. There was a really good “How To” article on ehow.
      How to Sell Homemade Baked Goods Online

      After you pass a home food license inspection (if your state requires it) there are many online stores that are set up to help manage the transactions and give you online space to advertise. Off the top of my head I have looked at Prostore before for something I was looking to start, but there are lots of them out there with different advantages and disadvantages (the biggest factor being the monthly costs to run it). Another one that is becoming more and more popular is Foodzie which is similar to Etsy, but is specifically focused on artisan food products.

      Hope this helps and good luck with the business.
      Adam and Joanne

  • claudia karimi December 14, 2009, 1:48 pm

    Hi Joanne and Adam!
    This is BEAUTIFUL! What a feast for the eyes..wonderful photographs and creative dishes. What an inspiration to try some new recipes :)
    Best wishes to both of you,

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:03 pm

      Thank you so much – that means a lot coming from you!

  • Laura July 10, 2010, 12:58 am

    I just stumbled across your website and your recipes sound amazing and you guys look like a great couple. I like your cat as well .
    I will keep checking back.
    Thanks ,

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:03 pm

      Thank you! We’ll tell Marmalade that you said hello :)

  • Care Health Private July 22, 2010, 9:30 am

    I just stumbled across your website and your recipes sound amazing and you guys look like a great couple. I like your cat as well .I will keep checking back.Thanks ,Laura

  • Christina August 6, 2010, 6:36 pm

    Chocolate zucchini bread search brought me to your sight….what a lovely surprise!! Have noted your changes in the recipe from Joy of Baking and will try it in the next day or two, once the temps go down enough to turn the oven on! :-) Good luck with your culinary school project. Loved your video; very cute! LOVE MARME!! How adorable! Have joined you on Facebook and bookmarked your site too. Will definitely check out more of your interesting recipes! Thanks!

    • inspiredtaste August 6, 2010, 8:30 pm

      That is one of the nicest comments we have ever gotten from someone. We are so happy that you like the site and please let us know how your chocolate zucchini bread turns out when it cools off outside.

  • Beth November 16, 2010, 10:05 pm

    My 13 year old son loves to cook and we found your amazing site while having a difference of opinion on salsa recipes. We stumbled on your page less than an hour ago and have already made the salsa verde and roasted tomato salsa…AMAZING is all that I can say about them. My husband said that it was the best salsa’s he had ever had and my son enjoyed the different flavors of each. I look forward to trying out even more recipes I saw while browsing the pictures.

    You are an adorable couple and I think you are a blessing to home cooks! Thank you for sharing your recipes and yourselves with us.

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

      I love that your son loves to cook! So happy you and your family loved the salsa (we’re huge salsa fans). You are so kind! Tell your son to keep cooking and learning in the kitchen – we need more young cooks in the world :)

  • Arlene December 31, 2010, 4:46 pm

    I was looking for a recipe for white bean soup and stumbled upon yours. Delicious! I used fresh rosemary instead of dry-2 teaspoons. Even my 16 year old loved it!

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:01 pm

      Awesome! So happy you liked it.

  • Leigh February 21, 2011, 11:56 am

    What a pretty cat. Love your blog too.

    • inspiredtaste February 22, 2011, 8:43 am

      Thanks, Leigh – We will make sure to tell Marmalade :)

  • karla September 19, 2011, 9:04 pm

    just found your site – you guys sound like such a cool couple! love marmalade, he looks adorable!

    • Joanne September 21, 2011, 1:35 pm

      thanks so much Karla! we will be sure to tell Marmalade!

  • Vicky October 28, 2011, 9:01 am

    Stumbled upon your site- what a refreshing place! Love your video- you are such a delightful couple.
    And Marmalade is toooo cute! Now I will go check out your recipes. Did you graduate from culinary school Joanne?

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:00 pm

      Hi Vicky, Thanks so much – yes and no on the culinary school. I took as many classes as we could afford (money and time). They were wonderful to take and I learned so much. Now, we’re happily working together on this very blog. So worth it!

  • Jackie February 11, 2012, 12:34 am

    You guys are so cute! Congrats on quitting your day job and doing what you love.

    • Adam February 11, 2012, 9:15 am

      Thank you Jackie. We are loving every minute of it!

  • sue February 16, 2012, 12:59 pm

    I simply LOVE reading your blogs and look forward to trying your recipes. I just happen to click on your site(lucky me!!!). I quickly added you to my favs. I think your passion for food is FunTasTic!!!!! Scratch Marm behind the ear for us.
    The Johnson Family :)

    • Adam February 16, 2012, 5:14 pm

      so glad you stopped by!

  • Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) February 18, 2012, 6:23 am

    Your recipes look so delicious. I love the photos!

    Very fun video… you two seem like such an adorable couple.

    • Joanne February 19, 2012, 6:12 pm

      Thanks so much :)

  • David Ivey March 7, 2012, 1:07 am

    Hi Joanne and Adam ,

    Any recipe with Guinness stout is in my opinion, likely “good to go”. :)
    I just got your recipe from Pillsbury for mini–stout pot pies and want to try it soon. After all, it’s still cool enough for pot pies.

    Hope that you offer more “beer” filed recipes soon. Looking forward to them! Cheers & bon appétit!

    David Ivey
    Black Bucket Brew Inbox Magazine Editor

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 5:59 pm

      Thanks so much — We love those mini pies! Hope you enjoy them!

  • Teresa April 6, 2012, 6:56 pm

    I’m so glad I watched your video, you guys are soooo cute togeather.

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 5:58 pm

      Thanks! — *blushing*

  • Triciajo April 19, 2012, 3:51 pm

    Love to hear success stories and enjoy your beautiful website. Great design. Just shared your site with a friend who can’t wait to try the brownie pancakes!

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much! We love those pancakes :)

  • Elen Grey June 9, 2012, 10:31 pm

    New home page looks fab! Very easy on the eyes and great navigation! You know I love this site!! Cheers.

  • Dina August 2, 2012, 11:50 pm

    Hello! Just stumbled upon your site via Pinterest. I’m so proud of you & my heart leaps a bit when I hear a story like yours. Anyone that can quit their current job to do something they love is amazing (and when you love food and can make that your life, then I love it even more!) I quit corp America (publishing) 2 yrs ago and haven’t looked back. Struggled? Yes, a bit. Happy? Yes, everyday :) I started a gluten free baking biz (2 celiacs in family) and it has exploded. Now I’m teaching classes, writing an e-book and expanding my business. Good luck and happy cooking!

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 5:57 pm

      Hi Dina – Oh my goodness, good for you! Our journey sure has had (and has) its ups and downs, but at the end of the day, we could not be happier! Thank you so much for your support :) We wish you continued success with your company, too!

  • Gloria September 12, 2012, 2:21 pm

    I love all your recipes that I have seen. I just found U couple of weeks ago. My Husband & I also make a lot of our own. It’s fun & yummy!

    • Joanne September 12, 2012, 4:59 pm

      thank you so much!

  • Patty Evans September 15, 2012, 1:00 pm

    Love your website – your recipes are fantastic. I see that you live in Old Town Alexandria – my mother had a studio in the Torepdo Factory for over 30 years.

    • Adam September 16, 2012, 10:56 am

      Wow, it really is a small world. We love visiting the Torpedo Factory to see all of the great artwork that everyone is working on. Thanks for the nice comment :)

  • Loretta October 11, 2012, 2:23 pm

    Hey Joanne and Adam,
    So glad to have stumbled upon your site via a search for stuffed Jalapeno Poppers. I have been enjoying reviewing many of your recipes and learning about both of you. I too am a foodie and have created hundreds of vegetarian recipes, I love the creativity process just as much as sharing my food – I’m sure you’ll agree it’s so fulfilling to know that people are enjoying your food in more ways then one. Keep up your great work – it’s so refreshing to see two people so happy and working together :) Love Marmalade too, I’m a cat lover too!

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 5:56 pm

      Hi Loretta, Thank you so much for your comment! We love the creativity, too! We’ll mention that you said hi to Marmalade :)

  • Gina October 19, 2012, 12:28 am

    Hi Joanne and Adam,
    What a beautiful site you have and I have to say I’m in awe of the monitor in the kitchen. I’m still working the day job and blogging when I have a minute or two, but it’s wonderful to see the two of you being able to make a go of it. You have lots of great recipes and I’m sure I’ll be back to try some.

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 8:37 am

      Aww, thank you so much! We do love our monitor in the kitchen :)

  • SAURAV October 19, 2012, 5:04 am

    i stumbled on your site looking for a recipe for salted caramels, was quite intrigued by your unpretentious style and spent some more time going through some of the other things that you have tried out.
    it was quite refreshing and I thank you both for that.
    I will be back soon.
    If I can help in any way please let me know.
    I am a Chef from India who has spent the last 25 years working at Oberoi hotels and resorts.Currently i work at The Oberoi Grand. kolkata.
    Cheers and all the best.

    • Joanne October 19, 2012, 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much! That truly means a lot!

  • AllieBeau November 5, 2012, 4:56 pm

    So happy to have stumbled upon this site. It’s nice to see a couple cooking and blogging together! Also, love that the above video features bacon-wrapped jalapeños. One of my all-time faves. Keep up the great work, I will be back again and often :)

  • Denise Chiang November 15, 2012, 8:36 pm

    Awesome website. Just stumbled on it and was charmed by the recipes. Hope you add more recipes sometime. Love the website and thank you for being so generous to the world with your recipes and charm.

  • Colleen December 5, 2012, 5:35 pm

    Please sign me up for the weekly newsletter.

  • yvonne December 6, 2012, 10:42 pm

    Found your recipe for Strawberry banana baked oatmeal. Really simply, great pics and easy to follow instructions……BUT most importantly the results were just
    Delicious!!!! I just tried the blackberry one tonight.
    Have a small coffee kiosk and these will quickly be favorites!!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your recipes, they truly inspire me.
    ( did I mention my mom was a baker, so I rarely baked….until recently).
    thanks :) from my family too!

  • jaimie April 7, 2013, 1:44 am

    SO in love with y’alls blog!! can’t wait to try some recipes!

  • Jesicka June 21, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Hey Joanne, Adam! Today I used one of your recipes to cook for my mother and father in law! It was a huge hit. (The roasted pork tenderloin with apples. I never made pork tenderloin before but they didn’t know that! ) Found you guys on google when I searched for “pork tenderloin recipe.” Thanks so much for putting this website together. It’s beautiful, the food photos are beautiful and all so delicious looking and professionally made, your cat is the cutest kitty ever, and your home looks so cozy. What a sweet couple you guys are; thanks for sharing your story, and thanks for making such awesome food.

    • Joanne June 21, 2013, 3:59 pm

      Hi there, thank you so much for your comment. You are very sweet :) We’re elated you were able to make the pork for your family :)

  • Wendy June 22, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Just had to leave a note when I normally would not. I was looking for a recipe that used salsa verde, found it on your blog. The very first comment on your blog was someone looking for the same thing. How cool is that. I took a quick peek at your recipes and it was like, these recipes are so me. Oh, and Marmalade is a purr-fect name. :-) We had a tiger kitty for 20 years named Whitley. Should we stumble upon another tiger kitty, I know exactly what I will name her.

  • Jessica August 24, 2013, 10:35 am

    I was looking for a recipe for pickled red onion, and found myself on this outstanding blog. The recipes each look more delicious than the last. My pickled onions came out great, and now I’m looking forward to trying some crispy tofu fingers. Thank you for all the food inspiration!

  • Sharon September 27, 2013, 11:39 pm

    I found your site when my son wanted to make a strawberry pie. Now got you bookmarked and on facebook. After the strawberry pie came individual blueberry pies, peach muffins, peach cobbler, and finally an apple pie using your yummy pie crust recipe (and he’s helped me with all of them). Can’t wait to get it eaten so we can choose what to do next! I love the format of your blog, the special format for printing, the videos you provide, and how easy it is to follow your recipes. Your enthusiasm is contagious, and I love that my son is really maintaining an interest in baking because of you :)

    I am a little embarrassed to admit how excited I was when I realized there were actually two more pages of baking recipes! There went my afternoon! :D

    • Joanne September 30, 2013, 3:07 pm

      Aww, Sharon that is incredibly sweet! Thank you and we’re so glad you (and your son) have found us. Feel free to contact anytime :)

  • Linnie December 2, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Hi guys

    I’ve only just found you! I have pork tenderloin for dinner tonight and was searching for something that little bit different, and there you were. Am going to follow your recipe and will let you know, but it does look amazing.

    Just spent the last half hour searching through all the other lovely things you have created and have printed a couple of things already for the rest of the week. They look amazing and the fact they are simple to follow is wonderful!

    I’m in the UK and have had to search for some of the ingredients as we call them by different names. Do you have many followers from over here?

    Wonderful recipes and have already signed up for your emails.

    • Joanne December 3, 2013, 12:29 pm

      Hi Linnie, Thank you so much :) We have readers from all over the world (so cool). We’re so glad you’ve found us!

  • Nancy January 11, 2014, 7:17 pm

    Hello! Found you when searching Hummus recipes. Love the simplicity of the recipes and directions. The hummus is delicious! Will definitely keep following you!

  • Melissa February 4, 2014, 2:31 pm

    I found your site though a search for pumpkin scones because, like you, I absolutely love the seasonal ones from a certain coffee chain. I made your recipe for the family, and now whenever I ask my son (9 years old and skinny as a rail) what I should bake for his bedtime snacks for the week, he implores me to make the pumpkin scones. I’ve just signed up to be on your e-mail list and look forward to getting new recipe gems to add to my collection in the future. So nice to see people doing what they love. Keep up the great work.

  • Sylvie March 29, 2014, 6:03 pm

    Tried your potato salad and guacamole recipes. Love your videos and simple instructions with pictures. Will look into your other recipes – and thanks so much!

    • Joanne April 3, 2014, 10:56 am

      Thanks so much. We’re so glad you have found us :)

  • Doreen April 29, 2014, 10:05 pm

    love your blog, tried the avocado pasta today and me and my husband love it! Keep up the good work!;)

  • haifa July 11, 2014, 4:43 pm

    Absolutely love love love your blog. I’m in Turkey at the moment and have been feeling very depressed :( and what better way to get out of depression than eating lol…. I was craving hummus and stumbled upon your blog. well it has been 4 hours and I’ve looked at 90% of all the recipes on here. Great job guys, love this blog to pieces keep up the great amazing work.

    • Joanne August 7, 2014, 1:13 pm

      Aww, thanks so much! We really (really) appreciate it!

  • Adele Riffe July 11, 2014, 5:08 pm

    Hello, Adam and Joanne – My husband, Philip, and I are about to move to our dream house – with a FABULOUS kitchen, big enough for 2 to work in, simultaneously! (What a concept!) I stumbled onto your website, looking for the perfect Cosmopolitan recipe … and found out that you are doing all the “heavy lifting” for people like us – who want to cook more (and better!) and have fun doing it! I look forward to getting your updates!
    Thank you, Adele

    • Joanne August 7, 2014, 1:13 pm

      Hi Adele, Thanks so much for your comment :) We’re so excited you have found us! Congrats on your dream house!!

  • Marge Pollock September 26, 2014, 6:52 am

    Would like to receive the newsletter. Thank you

  • cheryl rose October 29, 2014, 3:13 pm

    I made your baba ganoush recipe and it’s the best I ever made. I used about 6 eggplants thinking it would last all week. Offered it at lunch to four family members……gone in one sitting!!!

    Making it again today.

  • Lucy Chapa November 24, 2014, 1:00 am

    I made the hummus for a party and was a total hit. I soaked the garbanzo beans for a whole day and rinsed them twice and then boiled them in a slow cooker. Then, I followed your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe!

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  • ALinaPK November 28, 2014, 8:33 am

    Hello, Just wanted to say thank you! You have inspired me so much with all the recipes… TO be honest. I am only a starter. I have not cooked much. And i just got married 6-7 months ago. I love when i make something though that makes my husband happy. I started with your Turkey Chili because my husband loves Chili. And OMG, he loves it!!! And me, not a great fan of chili loved it too! Made it for my in- laws too. Loved it! The whole pot of Chili was gone withing few hours.
    I am looking up all of your recipes and saving them. They are so helpful! You give out as many directions as needed. Thank you!!!!!

  • Robin Klinger December 20, 2014, 9:59 pm

    This is my first time to visit your blog. Looking forward to trying some of these recipes and tips.

  • Cameron January 2, 2015, 3:37 pm

    I’m so excited to have found your site while searching for an easy hummus recipe. Can’t wait to try it and look forward to more cooking inspiration!

  • Camille January 8, 2015, 10:53 am

    I’ve been looking for a brownie recipe and came across with your blog..by far you have the best brownies my family and I ever tasted. My kids love it. It was simple yet it suits my taste coz i love not so sweet/ dark chocolate dessert. I put peanut butter chips and it was really good. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Looking forward to try more of your recipes.

  • Jackie January 8, 2015, 2:04 pm

    I was very lucky to have lost my vegetable lasagna recipe and found yours instead. I served it at a luncheon for 20+ yesterday and got raves reviews.

    Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes.

  • Alana January 24, 2015, 2:41 am

    I wrote “recipes with avocado & pasta” into google & it brought me to you. That was 3 hours ago! I’ve never been so excited about cooking, thank you :)

  • Robin January 27, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Great brownie’s from stratch! Perfect for our snow day in the northeast! Can’t stop munching on them.

  • Renate February 10, 2015, 12:26 pm

    Hi there,

    I discovered your blog while looking for a hummus recipe. I am hooked, and have subscribed to your newsletter and youtube channel.

    I would love to make the apple pie cupcakes, but I live in South Africa, and we cannot find the cinnamon rolls here. Any suggestion to an alternative basis I can use?

    Thanks, and keep up the inspiration!
    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Gina Brennen February 20, 2015, 2:59 pm

    Your pie crust recipe is the best. I’ve tried many recipes from some of the best cook books but none come even close to your recipe for flakiness,taste and being easy to work with. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Gina

  • Michele-Nicole & Soleil March 2, 2015, 9:43 pm

    Oh No…shouldn’t you have posted a warning about then Banana Bread being addictive…I literally JUST finished baking it & now it’s half gone. grrrrr….LoL….even Soleil (golden retreiver) is giving me the “Look” I will be back for more delightfully addictive recipes. Keep up the good work !

  • heidi fisher March 8, 2015, 2:43 pm

    I love your recipes.

  • Ella P. March 11, 2015, 10:30 pm

    OMG! I found your blog when I was looking for a way to cook a butternut squash. It came out super delicious and I also tried one of your chicken recipes that night. I can’t way to try more of your super easy recipes! I’m not the best cook, but I think you guys have given me some hope!



    • Joanne March 12, 2015, 10:28 am

      Thanks for sharing :) We’re not the “best cooks” either! We’re so glad you found us.

  • Pita Gamez March 24, 2015, 1:20 pm

    Love your website… and recipes.

    • Joanne March 26, 2015, 8:22 am

      Thank you so much!


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