About Us

Welcome. We are so happy you’re here. We’re Adam and Joanne Gallagher, the creators and publishers of Inspired Taste.

Adam and Joanne of Inspired Taste

We do everything around here — we research and develop the recipes, photograph, shoot videos and we’re the ones answering your cooking questions through our comment section and email (here’s our contact page if you want to get in touch).

Joanne’s been to culinary school, but we’re proud to say that the majority of our cooking knowledge is self-taught. We love to cook and try new things in the kitchen and when we fall in love with something, we happily share it with you.

We’re both obsessed with food and are proud to make cooking and sharing recipes our full-time careers. Our goal is simple, we hope to inspire you to get in the kitchen and cook our fresh and delicious recipes.

We believe cooking should be fun and never stressful. It’s because of this that we do our best to make our recipes adaptable and flexible so you can make them match your personality, diets and needs. You’ll often find we share options for substitutions. Maybe you don’t eat eggs, but you want to make our healthy banana bread. Well, scroll to the notes section of the recipe and you’ll find out how to eliminate the eggs from the recipe. If we haven’t shared a substitution, go ahead and comment on the recipe or email. We’ll do our best to help you out.

Inspired Taste is dedicated to easy flexible recipes for home cooks that are fun to follow.

Many of our recipes have short recipe videos to help you out and if there isn’t a video, it’s likely you’ll find step photos for the trickier steps of the recipe. (We even have a YouTube channel with all of our videos.)

If we haven’t answered all your questions, check the comments section! Many of our recipes have hundreds of reviews. One of our favorite comment sections is for our granola bars. We love to scroll through and read all the ways our readers have adapted our recipe to their favorite ingredients.

Here’s what our readers have been saying about us:

“Loving your blog! Easy recipes and real food.” – Nancy

“Honestly, this is the best recipe site I’ve found. Recipes are easy and seemingly fool-proof.” – Laurie

“You give me the confidence to try things I wouldn’t have thought I would care for.” – Erica

We started Inspired Taste in 2009, so we’ve been here a while. We’ve also worked with other brands and developed recipes that have been published on other websites, in magazines and even in cookbooks. While we love working for others, our passion is right here on Inspired Taste.

Adam and Joanne, publishers and authors of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog

A little more about us …

Adam and I met in high school! We aren’t technically high school sweethearts, but we’ve known each other a very long time. In 2009, we got married in front of our closest friends and family.

Ellie, Adam and Joanne's lovable cat!
Our sweet cat, Ellie

We both love to travel, be outside, and spend time with our sweet cat, Ellie. We’ve lived in Maryland, Virginia, and now Washington State. We spend a lot of time in Seattle, but our home is in Walla Walla. It’s known for sweet onions (Walla Walla onions are THE BEST) as well as incredible wine. You can learn more about it by reading our article all about visiting Walla Walla.

A little bit about Joanne

Joanne Gallagher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
Joanne Gallagher, publisher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
  • Favorite food: I have to say this is a tie between pasta, avocado, and croissants ?
  • Favorite recipe on Inspired Taste: I love so many of them, but my favorite is definitely our Easy Vegetable Lasagna.
  • Favorite place to visit: I love to travel, but the place that stands out the most to me is Mount Rainier. It’s breathtaking and our trip pushed me to hike a trail that I wasn’t 100% sure I could do. I’ve never really been super athletic ?Here’s an article we wrote about our trip!
  • Favorite show or movie: For a show, I love a bunch of them, but I could watch How I Met Your Mother a million times and not get bored. As far as the movie goes, our copy of Julie and Julia has definitely seen some use!
Adam Gallagher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog
Adam Gallagher, publisher of Inspired Taste Recipe and Food Blog

A little bit about Adam

  • Favorite food: Anything seafood!
  • Favorite recipe on Inspired Taste: This changes all the time, but I really love our Garlic Basil Seared Scallops!
  • Favorite place to visit: I’m with Joanne on Mount Rainier, but I also love visiting Hawaii. We’ve been to Maui, the Big Island, and Oahu so far.
  • Favorite show or movie: I’ve always been a big fan of Top Gear (the UK version) and now watch Grand Tour. Choosing a favorite movie is tough, but I do love The Right Stuff!

Since 2009, we’ve learned so much and can’t wait to learn more. We hope you’ll stick around and learn with us.

Happy Cooking! Adam and Joanne

How to Contact Us

We’d love to connect with you on social media!

For specific recipe questions, leave a public comment on the recipe post. Adam and I check comments daily and try to respond to your questions as quickly as we can. You can also email us directly.

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

Advertising, Sponsored Posts and Giveaways: We are happy to connect with you about advertising partnerships or discuss purchasing a sponsored post / giveaway. Please connect with us using contact@inspiredtaste.net.

Want to See More of Us? We’re on YouTube!

482 comments… Leave a Comment
  • June Stewart February 18, 2023, 1:58 pm

    I was reading some of your recipes, they sound amazing. I will start trying some, today I was looking for a back rib oven recipe.

  • LisaN January 30, 2023, 12:09 pm

    Carrot cake is/was yummy! Are you refrigerating cake due to cream cheese frosting??

    • Joanne January 31, 2023, 1:31 pm

      Hi Lisa, I do keep this cake in the fridge. Then an hour or so before serving, I take it out.

  • Daphne Martin January 16, 2023, 2:08 pm

    Just made your carrot cake and OMG it did not disappoint! Moist and delicious! Great recipe!

    • Adam January 16, 2023, 2:44 pm

      Hi Daphne, We are so glad that you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Tisa Frasier January 12, 2023, 11:21 am

    So happy I found you guys! I was looking for a mayo recipe using whole egg, not just the white (we have 7 hens and lots of eggs! Will make it today. Best to you two, Tisa

  • darlene mock January 9, 2023, 12:44 pm

    going to check out your “quick” focaccia recipe, let you know how it turns out

    • Joanne January 10, 2023, 5:01 pm


  • Deborah January 5, 2023, 8:47 pm

    SOOOOOO excited to have found you. You can tell you cook from the heart. Recipes are detailed, easy, but most of all delicious . Thank you again for all you do.

  • Carl P December 29, 2022, 1:37 pm

    I just found your recipe for pressure cooked pot roast. I am so impressed with the detailed explanations about the best way to cook the chuck roast and vegetables. The pictures you guys take are awesome too! Thank you.

  • Silly goose December 19, 2022, 3:27 pm

    You guys are so awesome how long have you been married?

    • Adam December 19, 2022, 7:04 pm

      Thirteen years now 🙂

  • Claudia Garritano December 11, 2022, 10:16 am

    Looking forward to all your recipes!

  • Catherine M. Kutsuris November 23, 2022, 7:29 pm

    Love you guys! You do a beautiful job with the blog, recipes, videos etc. so glad I found you both. Happy Thanksgiving and happy cooking! I’m a retired nurse. And LOVE to cook and try and taste new things so thank you both.

  • Deb November 15, 2022, 1:18 pm

    I love to cook and have used lots of websites, cookbooks and great restaurant food for inspiration. So when I say you are my NEW and FOREVER go to site for delicious, never fail, well explained (I use ATK for that reason) recipes it is not without a lot of experience (I’m 65) and very high expectations. FOR EXAMPLE…. I have made apple pie forever (everyone always loves it) but last week I used your crust and apple pie recipe instead. Amazing, easier and fool proof. Thanks and seriously…. WELL DONE!


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