Season 1 is the first season of Just Add Magic. It premiered on January 15, 2015 on Amazon Video.
In the town of Saffron Falls, teenage girls Kelly Quinn, Darbie O'Brien, and Hannah Parker-Kent are best friends who love cooking. While making a cake for Kelly's grandma's (who has a mysterious illness and cannot talk) birthday, the girls made the recipe using an ancient yet mysterious cookbook they found in the attic. The recipes they find inside have strange names like "Shut 'Em Up Shortcake" and "Hazelnut Healing Tart" and require unusual ingredients, such as "Cedronian vanilla" and "Taurian thyme". The girls visit Mama P’s shop to get the ingredients for recipes. Mama P reveals that she knows what the ingredients are and the girls conclude that Mama P knows about the magic because she appears to have extensive knowledge of magical ingredients.
Kelly, Darbie, and Hannah investigate the magic recipes and face the temptations of using magic to help overcome the everyday challenges of being middle school girls. Furthermore, they discover that Kelly's odd neighbor Ms. Silvers also has a connection to magic. The girls realize that they are the protectors of the magical Cookbook and that there were many others before them, three of whom were Mama P, Ms. Silvers, and Grandma Becky. Among all this, Kelly has one main goal: to find the magical recipe that will fix her grandmother's mysterious illness. As the girls work together, they find out that Kelly's grandma Becky is under a curse, and so is Mama P.(whose curse does not let her leave Saffron Falls) and Ms. Silvers (whose curse does not let her play the piano in public).
- Olivia Sanabia as Kelly Quinn
- Aubrey Miller as Hannah Parker Kent
- Abby Donnelly as Darbie O'Brien
- Judah Bellamy as Jake Williams
- Amy Hill as Mama P
- Dee Wallace as Becky Quinn
- Catia Ojeda as Terri Quinn
- Andrew Burlinson as Scott Quinn
- Aiden Lovekamp as Buddy Quinn
- Ellen Karsten as Gina Silvers
|Title||Director(s)||Written by||Air |
|1||1||"Just Add Magic"||Joe Nusssbaum||Nancy Cohen, Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco||January 15, 2015|
|Kelly Quinn and her two best friends, Darbie O'Brien and Hannah Parker-Kent, stumble upon her grandmother's mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover some far from ordinary recipes.
When the Shut 'em Up Shortcake silences Kelly's pesky little brother and the Hazelnut Healing Tart heals Darbie's knee, the girls discover they have the power of magic. The three of them discover the cooking magic is amazing but cooking magic with friends is the best.
|2||2||"Just Add Brains"||Joe Menendez||Andrew Orenstein||January 15, 2016|
|In order to unravel the mystery of how to save Grandma, the girls make a Brain Boosting Bolognese to help decipher the book's clues.
But at school, they learn that there is such a thing as being too smart for your own good. Meanwhile, the mystery of Grandma's past deepens.
|3||3||"Just Add Dogs"||Joe Nussbaum||Luisa Leschin||January 15, 2016|
|To find a lost dog, the three friends cook up Lost and Found-ue, but end up attracting everything that has been lost in the neighborhood. The three missing pages from the cookbook float into Kelly's bedroom. One of the items they return is a silver charm bracelet to Ms. Silvers, who says that it has been missing for many years.
Later, she opens one of the charms and plants a seed from within it. Mama P cooks a spell and tries to leave town, but a mysterious and powerful wind prevents her from crossing the town border.
|4||4||"Just Add Mom"||Joe Nussbaum||John-Paul Nickel||January 15, 2016|
|The girls attempt to get Mama P to disclose the mysteries of the past by baking her a Bitter Truth Truffle, but their plans are foiled when Terri accidentally eats one of them.
|5||5||"Just Add Jake"||Joe Menendez||Lauren Thompson||January 15, 2016|
|In order to convince Jake that magic is real, the Girls cook three mystery spells for him to try. Unfortunately, Jake isn't easily convinced, and the unexpected downsides jeopardize Hannah's chances of winning a school-wide fund raising contest.
|6||6||"Just Add Birthdays"||Elodie Keene||Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe||January 15, 2016|
|When Kelly and Hannah forget Darbie's birthday, they whip up a surprise sugary feast. But a magical mistake causes it to be a celebration they'll never forget. To undo the magic, Darbie must sneak into one of the scariest places in town; Mama P's magical spice pantry.
|7||7||"Just Add Mama P"||Elodie Keene||Andrew Orenstein||January 15, 2016|
|After the girls learn more of the book's secret history from an unexpected ally, they cook Mind Peering Peppermints to learn who cursed Grandma.
The magic leads to surprises at home, and they come away with more questions than answers.
|8||8||"Just Add Besties"||Joe Nussbaum||Luisa Leschin||January 15, 2016|
|When Kelly finally finds her magical mentor, her cooking and spell knowledge is put to the test. Meanwhile, Darbie and Hannah learn that "forever" is a long time when they use magic to become BFF's with a world famous author who brings new meaning to the term, "stick together."
|9||9||"Just Add Do-Overs"||Keith Samples||John-Paul Nickel||January 15, 2016|
|After Buddy wreaks havoc while Kelly is babysitting him and Ms. Silvers catches Hannah snooping around her house, the Girls cook a "do-over" spell to rewind their day and set things right.
The mystery deepens when they discover that Grandma's not the only person who's been cursed in Saffron Falls.
|10||10||"Just Add Memories"||Vanessa Parise||Lauren Thompson||January 15, 2016|
|Looking for clues, Kelly decides to access her memories from the day before Grandma was cursed by cooking a powerful spell that comes with an equally powerful price.
|11||11||"Just Add Camping"||Keith Samples||Sarah Carbiener & Erica Rosbe||January 15, 2016|
|Following the trail of clues, the Girls plan a Father-Daughter camping trip to lead them to Grandma's last stop before she was cursed. The Girls cook Off-The-Trail Mix to uncover the next clue in their quest to save Grandma.
|12||12||"Just Add Pluots (Part 1)"||Joe Nussbaum||Luisa Leschin||January 15, 2016|
|The girls consult with Mama P about the recipe that will break the curse. At first, she says it's too dangerous, but then she suggests that making more and having many people eat the results will dilute the negative consequences. Hannah gets Kelly grounded by her parents, worried that the magical price will be too high. Kelly escapes grounding by cooking a spell to make Darbie look like her. Hannah and Kelly argue at Mama P's, and Hannah realizes that all the things in the scrapbook would benefit Mama P, not Ms. Silvers. She meets Ms. Silvers and they discuss Mama P's plans. Ms. Silvers reveals that she too is cursed: outside her house, no one can hear her play the piano.
Darbie tries to stop Mama P, but Mama P locks Darbie in her secret pantry and eats the first bite of the magic recipe, so her curse will be broken, rather than Kelly's grandmother's curse. Kelly goes home and gets yelled at by her mother, but manages to give her grandmother what she thinks is the first bite.
|13||13||"Just Add Pluots (Part 2)"||Joe Nussbaum||Andrew Orenstein||January 15, 2016|
|In 1965, Rebecca Quinn (Kelly's grandmother) is on the Ferris Wheel with Chuck. He takes a bite of a candy apple and disappears. The three girls argue. Gina Silvers says the spell was just supposed to keep Chuck away from magic. Ida Perez (Mama P) asks if Rebecca got the Morbium seed back, saying that Chuck stole it. Rebecca promises Gina that they'll get Chuck back.
In the present, Kelly's dad lets Kelly go to the Pluot Festival because they are sending his mother away to New York for treatment and he wants the family to be together. Ms. Silvers shows up at the Pluot Festival, but won't get involved and advises Hannah to abandon her friends and run away to avoid the consequences.
Jake and Hannah free Darbie and mix a magic protection protein shake. At the Pluot Festival, Kelly refuses to drink the shake and pours it out. She gives her grandmother what she thinks is the last bite of the recipe, but it does nothing. Mama P goes on stage and tells off the town. Jake gives Kelly his shake, so she can be protected. Mama P eats the actual last bite, and the entire town freezes in place except for the girls, Mama P, and Ms. Silvers.
The two women bicker about who is to blame. Mama P and Ms. Silvers tell the girls that Kelly's grandmother isn't innocent either – that after they cursed each other, she threw the book over a waterfall to get rid of it, in effect making their curses permanent. Mama P steals Jake's bike to ride out of town. The girls consult the book, which opens itself to a blank page, which the girls take to mean they need to create their own spell to break the curse. They go to Mama P's ingredient room and realize that they need the properties of three different ingredient families, but mixing them would modify those properties, so they make a layer cake, with each layer producing its own effect. As they bake, the recipe magically appears in the book, in their handwriting. They name it Last Ditch Layer Cake.
As the girls are about to serve the cake, Ms. Silvers shows up with ground Morbium root and tells the girls she was going to use it to break her own curse, but they need it to strengthen the spell. They express confidence in their work and say they don't need it. They eat the cake, and the town starts up. In addition, Grandma is back to normal and Ms. Silvers plays piano on stage and everyone can hear her.
Grandma tells them that she didn't want Kelly and the girls to be endangered by the book, but The Traveler said that the cookbook was no longer hers to give back because it belonged to the girls. She tried to get rid of the book, tearing out the three pages, but the spell she cast backfired, and in effect she cursed herself.
Grandma and Ms. Silvers realize that if their curses are broken, Chuck's might be as well, and if he's back, no one is safe. The Ferris Wheel stops, and a young man in a leather jacket with rolled-up jeans steps off and walks away through the crowd, unnoticed.