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, founders 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.

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

  • 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!

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.

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.

511 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Pauline August 20, 2023, 5:05 pm

    I would recommend your website “addicted taste” I tried some of your recipes. They are super simple and tasty!!!!! Thank you!

  • Brian August 5, 2023, 8:50 pm

    Hello, I have tried to subscribe to your site, but I keep getting a blank page. Can you please add me to you list? Thank you. Brian

    • Joanne August 8, 2023, 3:51 pm

      Hi Brian, I have added you. I am sorry you were having trouble.

      • Brian August 9, 2023, 6:49 pm

        Thank you, Joanne. I have successfully confirmed the subscription. Have a good day. Brian

  • charlene Marie tijerina July 26, 2023, 5:02 pm

    Hi, I am interested in your large cutting board. Can you tell me where to buy one? Thanks! Charlene

    • Joanne August 8, 2023, 3:52 pm

      Hi Charlene, In most of our videos, we use the Oxo Good Grips cutting board (it comes in a variety of sizes). We purchased ours on Amazon.

  • Debby Esche July 22, 2023, 12:46 pm

    Just found your website yesterday thanks to our son and daughter-in-law in NC. We are in New Mexico. We are starting with your Fall Off The Bone Ribs recipe. While watching the video, we noticed Joanne placing the pan into the oven on something that looks like a board or stone? Could you please tell us what that is? and do we need one. Thanks so much. Looking forward to delicious ribs later tonight.

    • Joanne July 22, 2023, 7:33 pm

      Hi Debby, We are thrilled that you have found us. You do not need anything extra in your oven. That was our pizza stone, which since we had a small kitchen at the time, we kept in the oven all the time.

  • Jackie July 8, 2023, 9:24 am

    I just found your website and I am so happy I did. I am trying to cook healthy means and yours look so simple and actually possible to make. So many are so complicated. I appreciate you and your website. I hope you keep them coming. God bless you both for your contribution to the world.

  • Roldan July 1, 2023, 6:04 am

    Thanks for this cooking recipe, Inspired taste, I love cooking and learning new recipes. More power and God Bless!

  • Lynn June 26, 2023, 12:24 pm

    Do you have recipes using air fryers?

    • Joanne August 8, 2023, 3:54 pm

      Hi Lynn, Not many, but we do occasionally include tips for adapting our recipes for an air fryer. An example is these baked French fries.

  • Sal June 17, 2023, 10:59 pm

    Hi Adam & Joanne, I just finished making your recipe for ketchup (again) and I think I am seriously addicted. Turkey patties are on the menu this week. Also, this is a MUST for your meatloaf recipe. Thank you so much for creating Inspired Taste. All the recipes I have made have been fantastic. Regards,Sal

  • Lois A Jennings June 10, 2023, 10:31 am

    I made your Juiciest tastiest pork chops and mashed potatoes for our one year anniversary last evening. It was a 10. Absolutely wonderful. It was elegant looking and fit for a king. I look forward to trying other recipes. What was really impressive was the way you had me slice the meat off the bone and add to the pan sauce because my husband was not excited about thick dry pork chops and now it’s his favorite meal.

  • Ginny May 25, 2023, 2:57 pm

    Looking forward to your fudge brownie recipe

  • dm. milton May 22, 2023, 10:31 am

    I’m dairy and gluten-free do you have substitutes in your recipes?

    • Joanne August 8, 2023, 3:55 pm

      Hello, It really depends on the recipe. We do have a tag for dairy-free and gluten-free, so hopefully you find some recipes to try when scrolling through those.

  • Martha Sims May 11, 2023, 1:12 am

    Do you have a cookbook that I can purchase? I made your Swedish meatballs and they are the best we ever had. I want to try more of your recipes.

    • Adam July 19, 2023, 2:54 pm

      Hi Martha, we don’t have a cookbook yet. We are working on it. So glad you enjoy our recipes 🙂

  • Mike Lonergan May 4, 2023, 6:10 am

    I recently subscribed and I don’t see an option to save the recipe; I see an option to print which I don’t want to do, wasting paper, but I do want to save on my iPhone under recipes as I do for other recipe sites. Thanks

    • Adam July 19, 2023, 2:53 pm

      Hi Mike, We now have the option to save the recipe. Just click the save button in the recipe area.

  • Alan March 30, 2023, 1:04 am

    Great website with fantastic easy to follow recipes. Thanks guys. keep up the good work.

  • Linda Tudor March 24, 2023, 7:30 pm

    So anxious to try some of the recipes that you have shared.


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