Cooking tips and recipes from a food editor, straight to your kitchen
Welcome to Tara Teaspoon. Here you'll find recipes for busy weeknights and leisurely weekends. Food for entertaining, or easy dishes for getting cozy at home.
Tara's debut cookbook Live Life Deliciously, published October 2020, shares more than 120 delicious show-stopping recipes: delightful versions of classics as well as innovative ways to cook with global flavors right from your pantry.
Tara's second cookbook Delicious Gatherings, published in September 2022, focuses on meals for gathering. Inside you'll find easy menu ideas, recipes for a crowd, irresistible breakfasts, and her signature desserts.
I'm Tara Teaspoon
Tara Teaspoon is one of my nicknames. My friends call me that and you're welcome to too!
I'm a former magazine food editor and trained chef, and food has become my life!
I spent many years working with Martha Stewart, (read about my Martha Stewart Omelet!) coming up with beautiful and delicious food for her publications.
I've been in the food publishing and magazine industry for over 20 years, creating recipes and articles, and food styling for magazines, books, television and advertising.
After spending time as a Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living, I was the Food Director at Ladies' Home Journal magazine (one of the original 7 Sisters of women’s magazines. The 131 year legacy was awesome).
As the industry has changed, I've moved into sharing my recipes online, here on the blog, and consulting with brands and other publications.
On TV! Cooking with Martha Stewart
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I still do a lot of recipe development, food styling and content production for food brands and I just love what I do. (Click here to contact me about consulting work!)
Easy recipes for weeknights and weekends
I love to share recipes—so I’m making this one of the best recipe websites I possibly can!
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I'm perfectly happy that I get asked for recipes and cooking advice all the time! This site is a place to gather, get inspired, and find resources and recipes.
Really it's a place I can send people when they ask me what they should make for dinner, or "what's a good dessert to take to a party?" I get that one a lot!
I currently live in New York City, come visit!
If you do visit NYC, check out my NY Eats guide, loaded with my favorite restaurants and bakeries.
I'm inspired by the food and culture here every day.
Here at Tara Teaspoon you can easily search for basics and staple recipes like frosting, pesto or my chocolate chip cookies (yes, I consider that a staple), as well as weeknight dinner inspiration (try “chicken”) and impressive dishes for entertaining or gatherings.
Love, Tara Teaspoon
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