About Ali


Ali Ebright, blogger at Gimme Some Oven | gimmesomeoven.comHey!  My name is Ali, and I’m really happy that you’re here!

I’m the blogger behind Gimme Some Oven, and I’m all about creating recipes that are fresh, creative, quick, easy, and perfect for sharing with people you love.

I do all of the photo-taking, recipe-creating, food-styling, and lots of taste-testing around here.  But then I also occasionally share on our Life page about living life as a 30-something here in Kansas City, where I spend my days cooking, book-clubbing, music-playing, pour-over-coffee-drinking, DIY-project-ing, city-exploring, world-traveling, and soaking up lots of time hanging with some great friends.  Oh, and hanging out with my #1 sidekick and crumb catcher — my cute pup, Henry.

One of my favorite things on earth is getting to spend time around the table with good people and good food.  All the better when that food is tasty and prepared homemade.  And, if you ask me, even better if that food is quick and easy to prepare, so that you can enjoy hanging out and making memories with friends and family you love, instead of stressing out over a soufflé  in the kitchen.  So that’s what we do here.  To get started, just check out our mega recipe index of simple and amazing recipes, that also now includes options for various dietary needs.  Then whip up your masterpiece, be sure to tag it as #gimmesomeoven on Instagram so that I can say hey, and then dive in!

One of my other favorite things in life is getting to know people and their stories.  Oh man, I just think that people are pretty much the best.  And I also think that we have loads to learn from each other about what it can look like to live awesome and meaningful lives.  So whether that be conversations around work, relationships, creativity, health, entertaining, traveling, and beyond — any conversations about learning to live better lives happen here too.

So take a second to pop around our sections on Gimme Some Oven (recipes!), Life, and DIY.  And be sure to also come say hi on InstagramPinterestFacebook and Twitter when you have a sec.

Cheers, friends!


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  1. Jennifer — August 19, 2015 @ 7:34 pm (#)

    I love your page & every single recipe I have tried has been amazing! Your instructions are very detailed and easy to follow as well. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 27th, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

      Jennifer, you’re too sweet, thank you for your kind words! We’re so happy you’re a fan! :)

  2. Diane — September 3, 2015 @ 8:51 am (#)

    Hi Ali. I would very much love to try your recipes, but sadly I am barraged by adds and the recipes are difficult to get to. Perhaps a little less emphasis on the adds?

    • Ali — September 15th, 2015 @ 11:19 am

      Hi Diane! Thanks for your honest feedback. We’ve made some changes with our ads this month — especially on mobile — so hopefully they won’t be quite as invasive (or numerous). Thanks for visiting the site!

  3. Naomi @Carrot Cake Kitchen — September 13, 2015 @ 6:02 pm (#)

    Hi Ali! So glad I found your blog! I actually just moved to KC and started my own food blog. I really love all the colors and movement on each of your pages. I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 14th, 2015 @ 8:02 am

      Thanks Naomi, and congrats on your move to KC, and welcome! You will LOVE it! Also, thanks for your sweet words about the blog, we’re happy you’re a fan. :)

  4. Marcella Christiansen — September 28, 2015 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    Was just reading your “making self rising flour “.  This is all fairly new to me …….I have to use a gluten free all purpose flour in my house. How can I make my GF self rising flour …same way ???

    THANK YOU….marcella

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 28th, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

      Here you go! We hope this helps! :)

  5. Judy Tuwaletstiwa — October 6, 2015 @ 8:10 pm (#)

    i am looking forward to making your enchilada sauce and enchiladas…your instructions are excellent (image and text). thank you.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 6th, 2015 @ 9:31 pm

      Thanks Judy, we hope you enjoy them!

  6. Drew — October 11, 2015 @ 2:27 am (#)

    Dear Ali, Henry, & GimmeSomeOvenCrew,

    Long time-reader, first time caller. I felt it was about time that I finally sent a quick and not-particularly-glorious-but-quite-heartfelt THANK YOU for all that you do. My pseudo-sous chef Will, the Corgi, loves spending time with me on the couch reading and plotting and planning from your wonderful site, and then executing and not-begging-technically-but-gee-dad-maybe-a-bite?ing with me as we join you all on your culinary expeditions. You’re the kind of good people I would even let have a glass with me in the kitchen as I make chili, but no paper or pen provided. 

    Thank you again for all that you do, and congrats on doing it so well.

    Drew (&Will)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 11th, 2015 @ 7:04 pm

      Thanks for your sweet message Drew! Corgi Will sounds adorable, and we bet he and Henry would get along famously. :) We’re glad you enjoy the blog, thank you for being a fan!

  7. Trina Phillips — October 15, 2015 @ 9:56 pm (#)

    I just want to say that your blog is just AMAZING! I have found so many fantastic easy recipes on here, job well done! Thank you so much! :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 16th, 2015 @ 9:39 am

      Thanks Trina, we appreciate that! We’re happy you’re a fan! :)

  8. victoria Yates — November 6, 2015 @ 7:18 am (#)

    Just to say hello..love your site name…will definitely try some of your recipes!  A big THANK YOU for your (most thoughtful) dairy free category…so helpful for my  (mostly) lactose intolerant family.  I am SO frustrated  reading casserole recipes….lots of cheese, creamed soups, etc…..some sound so good, but unsuitable for my table…again…thanks for the recognition …get SO very annoyed with “recreating”  recipes to make them work for us….usually not worth the time, due to such heavy reliance upon dairy products, and what can really equal the flavor in a dairy reliant recipe?

  9. Kim Reason — November 6, 2015 @ 8:40 am (#)

    Ali…I love your blog, your recipees and you could not be anymore adorable!

    Hoping you and Henry, and your new beau, have a safe and magical holiday season :)

  10. Terry — November 8, 2015 @ 5:48 pm (#)

    I love your site and follow all of your pages.🙋🏼 Thank you for sharing your wonderful, delicious and healthy recipes! Love, love, love all of yumminess! Thrilled you are a Kansas City girl. 💙 

  11. Brenda — November 13, 2015 @ 3:19 pm (#)

    I love to collect recipes and had no idea that KC (I live just outside the city limits) had such talent. I look forward to browsing more of your recipes and finding new things to tickle the tummy.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 14th, 2015 @ 2:15 pm

      Thanks Brenda, we hope you find some recipes you love! :)

  12. Myra Smith — November 14, 2015 @ 6:42 am (#)

    I love your recipes!!  So happy that I subscribed to your blog.  You food is beautiful, delicious and very healthy.  I joined Weight Watchers 3 months ago and have lost almost 20 pounds!  I have loved eating healthy and working on changing many ingredients in recipes to have less fat, less salt and sugar, etc..  While I don’t eat gluten free, I eat much differently than I did before and your recipes are perfect for my weight plan.

    Thanks again for wonderful recipes.  I copy all of them off and keep them in a notebook!  Myra Smith, Liberty, Tx.  
    Author of “Soul Food for the Sandwich Generation”…a book for caregivers, and I also make homemade greeting cards for clients.  

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 14th, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

      Thanks for your sweet words Myra, we’re so happy you enjoy the blog! And that’s amazing about your weight loss, congrats!! We’re so touched to hear these recipes are helping you – thanks for taking the time to share with us. :)

  13. Alisa — November 19, 2015 @ 3:41 pm (#)

    I have been on a Gimme Some Oven kick lately and your recipes NEVER disappoint. Looking forward to making your potato soup tonight. Thank for sharing!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 20th, 2015 @ 10:30 am

      Thanks so much Alisa, we’re glad you’re a fan, and we hope you enjoy the potato soup! :)

  14. Amy — November 23, 2015 @ 2:43 pm (#)

    HI Ali,

    I love everything about this blog..Great great job and please keep up the good work! I’m sure I’ll bookmark and be back soon

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 23rd, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

      Thanks for your sweet words Amy, we’re happy you like the blog! Thanks for visiting. :)

  15. Rachel — November 24, 2015 @ 12:43 am (#)

    Hi there! I just discovered your website and I’m loving the whole theme and all the quick/easy recipes. One thing I wanted to ask though was when baking, do you put things into the oven in Celsius degrees or Fahrenheit? Thanks! Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — November 24th, 2015 @ 11:15 am

      Thank you Rachel, we’re happy to hear that! We use Fahrenheit when writing the recipes – thanks! :)

  16. Tammy McHale — December 1, 2015 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    Love love love your site and have been sharing like crazy! Already tried several recipes, and tonight, it’s five ingredient white chicken chili.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 1st, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

      Thanks Tammy, we’re glad you enjoy the blog, thanks so much for sharing too! We hope you enjoy the chili tonight! :D

  17. Samantha Gossard Dykstra — December 4, 2015 @ 1:31 pm (#)

    I’m a newly married opera singer living here in KC, and randomly found you on Pinterest while doing some meal planning! I was so excited when I saw that you live in KC – this city is just great and full of great people! Your recipes look fantastic and I’m excited to try about 3 of them this week! And, I shamelessly post pictures of my food on Instagram, so be on the lookout! @samantha_mezzo

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 4th, 2015 @ 4:16 pm

      Congrats Samantha! And thanks for your sweet words about the blog, we’re happy you’re here — we’ll definitely keep an eye out for your IG photos! :D

  18. B Rissel — December 8, 2015 @ 1:04 am (#)

    just stumbled upon your blog and stoked to have found your buffalo chicken dip recipe. Thank you for easy to understand instructions and all the photos. WELL DONE!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 8th, 2015 @ 10:40 am

      Thanks so much, we hope you enjoy the recipe! :D

  19. Vickie — December 9, 2015 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    Hi Ali, just wanted to say I love your site. I found you through a video about Pinterest you made with Lindsay from Food Bloggers Pro and I am glad I came over. You have a lovely place and as a newbie it’s very encouraging to me. I am following you on Pinterest as well.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 9th, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

      Thanks for your comment Vickie, we’re so happy you’re here! :)

  20. Nancy — December 12, 2015 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    Yikes! I accidentally used cayenne pepper instead of chili powder!! Is it still salvageable?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 13th, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

      Hi Nancy, we’re not sure what recipe you’re referring to?

  21. Sue — December 14, 2015 @ 9:46 pm (#)

    Hi I enjoy your recipes. My dad has been ill since August and I wanted to make him the peanut butter cookies on your website. Do you know what I could substitute for the brown sugar? The white sugar I can sub splenda. But baking for diabetic is new to me. Any help would be appreciated. I wanted him to be able to enjoy a cookie at Christmas. Have  blessed season, thank you

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 15th, 2015 @ 11:01 am

      Thank you Sue, we’re happy you’re a fan! We’re sorry your dad is not well, we hope he gets better soon! You may be able to find a low-glycemic sweetener that’s similar to brown sugar, such as Agave, but even that might be too sweet for a diabetic. Truvia does make a brown sugar blend that you could maybe try. We found this, and perhaps it will be helpful to you! Honestly, we’d still recommend checking with a doctor, as we are not experts on cooking/baking for those with diabetes, and we don’t want to relay any information to you that is incorrect or that could make your dad more sick.

  22. Sue — December 15, 2015 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    Thank you for taking time to respond to my question. It was helpful.

  23. Matthew — December 17, 2015 @ 2:24 am (#)

    I like the chex mix and truly enjoy cooking. The tips are very helpful and appreciated. If looking for a new book for book-clubbing. ” A Poet’s Dream ” by Rev Matthew Whitten is a really good read with much food for thought. And ends up being much, much more than many notice. The very next to last blank page of the book has a hint and clue. One gets to read from many points. Amazing read. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 17th, 2015 @ 10:15 am

      Awesome, thanks for sharing with us Matthew, we’ll check that out! :)

  24. Tim Yearneau — December 30, 2015 @ 1:29 pm (#)

    Nothing beats a good dish! And you certainly have the knack for it. Oh for the love of food, I’ll have no choice but to hit the ping pong table extra hard after gorging for the holidays! I find myself wanting to try new things and it looks like I’ve found just the site.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:24 pm

      Thank you Tim, that’s very kind of you! We appreciate you being a fan, and we hope you have a great new year’s! :)

  25. Nurya — January 9, 2016 @ 7:31 am (#)

    Hi Ali,

    I love your site! Want to let you know that your recipe index has a broken link. When I click on Entrees/Main Courses I get a 404.

    Happy cooking and sharing,

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

      Oh goodness, thanks so much for bringing that to our attention Nurya, we will get on fixing that ASAP!

  26. Karen Stoeckle — January 14, 2016 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    Just made these and they came out perfect.  thank you for sharing your recipe

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      Hi Karen! We’re not sure what recipe you’re referring to, but whatever it was, we’re happy you liked it! :)

  27. Ans Rossouw — January 15, 2016 @ 5:27 am (#)

    Hi Ali I just want to know – regarding that ‘flourless 3 ingredient chocolate cake, how much, chocolate, butter and eggs can I use for this recipe. I am very anxious to make that chocolate cake but don’t now the quantities. Thank you

    Kind regards

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 16th, 2016 @ 10:17 am

      Hi there, we think you meant to leave this comment on the cake recipe, but we’re a little confused, because the quantities for all of the ingredients are listed right here:

      You need:

      8 large eggs, cold
      1 lb. dark, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
      16 Tbsp. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
      optional toppings: powdered sugar and/or berries

  28. Rosalie — January 19, 2016 @ 2:17 pm (#)

    Hello. I have a couple of questions regarding your slow cooker chili. When you mention the 1 chipotle in adobo sauce what is exactly is that and what brand is it? Does this come in a can and if so what size can is it?

    Also, for the 4 ounce can of chopped green chiles….do you use the entire can and if so what brand is it?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 20th, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

      Hi Rosalie! For the chipotle in adobo sauce, they’re typically sold in small cans in your grocery’s Hispanic section of the International aisle. Embasa and Goya are the two brands we usually see. There are several peppers in a can. And yes, we use the whole can of green chiles — those should be in the same area as the chipotles, and the brand we usually see is Old El Paso. We hope you enjoy!

  29. Pat S — January 24, 2016 @ 10:03 am (#)

    Your Barbacoa-Style Beef Tacos turned out awesome. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 24th, 2016 @ 3:32 pm

      Thanks Pat, we’re so glad you enjoyed the recipe! :)

  30. Rosie — January 28, 2016 @ 7:53 am (#)

    Love your recipes they are amazing and great instructions. Do you have a recipe book out? Would love to get it!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 28th, 2016 @ 8:04 am

      Thanks Rosie, we appreciate that! Unfortunately no, we do not, but stay tuned as who knows what will happen down the road! :)

  31. Tom Provost — February 8, 2016 @ 9:21 am (#)

    Your web page and information is Great.  I bookmarked your page and can NOT wait to maNe some of your recipes.  Thank you

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 8th, 2016 @ 10:11 am

      Thanks Tom! We hope you enjoy whatever you decide to make! :)

  32. Linda — March 9, 2016 @ 11:05 am (#)

    I am new to Pinterest and cooking, I’ve been in “menu pause” for sometime now, but am getting the itch. For people like me and also for the ones whose cooking ideas have gone stale, some ideas to what to serve with the different entries might help, at least it would me.

  33. Sarah S. — March 12, 2016 @ 9:51 pm (#)

    Hi! I recently came across your blog through Pinterest as I was searching for a recipe and then realized you’re a fellow Kansas Citian! Anyway, another blogger/real-life friend and I are planning a KC blogger meetup and we’d love for you to join! I couldn’t find your email address anywhere on here, but if you want to drop me an email with it (sarahbsides at gmail dot com), we’ll add you to our list!

  34. Missy Landis — March 13, 2016 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    Hi Ali,

    I stumbled across your blog from one of my other favorites, Brown Eyed Baker, and I love your recipes. I live here in KC too and would love to know if you have any great recommendations for restaurants, etc? I have my preferred ones of course, but would love any ones that you can suggest as another food connoisseur . :-) Thanks!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 14th, 2016 @ 11:08 am

      Hi Missy! I know Ali loves Beer Kitchen, The Farmhouse, places at the River Market (Burrito Bros, Bo Lings, Carrollo’s, Beignet), McCoy’s Public House, El Patron Cocina & Bar, Julep, Westside Local, Quay Coffee, Thou Mayest, and Il Lazzarone. Hope this helps! :)

  35. Matthew Toll — March 13, 2016 @ 7:51 pm (#)


    I tried your Best Chicken Enchilada with Red Enchilada Sauce. While I did make a mess in the kitchen, my fourteen year old son LOVED the dish and my spouse raved. My spouse thought the enchiladas were restaurant quality. This recipe is going into our favorites book.

    Wanted to write and thank you for sharing it. (Matt Toll from Baltimore, MD)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 14th, 2016 @ 10:37 am

      We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed them Matthew! Thanks for taking the time to comment. :)

  36. Dana Baldwin — March 21, 2016 @ 9:12 am (#)

    Hi Ali,  I was looking for a recipe for potato soup and came across your blog.  I love the comment you made about just being at peace and aware of that sense of well being.  So wise and wonderful.  I wish I had known that when I was 30.  So I am thrilled to have found your blog,  good recipe’s from a wise young woman

  37. Barbara — March 22, 2016 @ 2:01 pm (#)

    Made the Kale Caesar Salad over the weekend for guests and it was a hit.  Love the dressing – made it exactly as written and it was a winner.  Thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 23rd, 2016 @ 1:37 pm

      Awesome Barbara — we’re so glad to hear that! :D

  38. Pieter Kempff — March 25, 2016 @ 12:43 pm (#)

    Hi Ali,
    I ran across your,  ” The Big Reveal”, while shopping for cabinets at Nebraska Furniture Mart. Your kitchen makeover is impressive. I realize you are in Kansas but maybe you can give some insight into how you and your contractor interacted, since it’s apparent you bought  a lot of the supplies and appliances yourself shopping around at different locations. We remodeled a bathroom and were pretty good at buying our own materials, but the contractor was not happy.  We are getting ready to remodel our bathrooms and kitchen and would like to make this a more enjoyable experience. I really appreciate your web-site and will look to see if we can use any of your recommended vendors. Our daughter is a homeschool Mom and tells the funniest stories about her experience. I told her she would be good at blogging. She has a close knit circle of about 400 friends that she stays in touch with.
    Pieter Kempff

    • Ali — March 31st, 2016 @ 9:37 am

      Hi Pieter! We actually did the crazy thing of self-contracting the project (which I don’t recommend — so confusing!), but totally recommend all of the vendors that we used. NFM was also awesome to work with. Hope that helps! :)

  39. Liz (in Austin) — March 26, 2016 @ 7:17 am (#)

    Hey Ali!
    I made your stacked chicken enchiladas last night and they were wonderful! My husband loved them and asked if they were easy enough for him to make too. I love cooking and playing with recipes,  so I really appreciate your food blog. I will definitely be showing it to my girlfriends. Can’t wait to try some more of your recipes! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — March 28th, 2016 @ 1:39 pm

      Hi Liz! Thanks for sharing with us — we’re so glad you and your husband enjoyed them! :D

  40. Amanda — April 12, 2016 @ 11:17 am (#)

    Hello! I also live in KC and I just LOVE your blog! I make dishes off of it all of the time for me and my husband and they always turn out great. Your page and passion has inspired me to start a blog of my own! Something to look forward to after my day job – thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your delicious recipes! :)

  41. Rick — April 18, 2016 @ 6:10 am (#)

    Hi Ali,

    I just finished listening to your podcast with Bjork, thanks for all the advice, awesome! I live on a boat and have been blogging for over 5 years about my adventures and cooking on a sailing blog, just got introduced to the world of food blogging last summer thru Bjork’s podcasts and changed my blog to a “food blog” this past fall, again thanks!
    Cheers, Rick

  42. Conny's — May 17, 2016 @ 1:21 am (#)

    Your lemon chicken recipe looks great. I am looking for gluten free  recipes for my granddaughter. Thanks

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 17th, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

      Thanks — we hope you and your granddaughter enjoy!

  43. Alicia — May 20, 2016 @ 2:02 pm (#)

    I just had to say I love this blog! It is beautiful. The white on white really pops and I love that you share some more about what you do outside of the kitchen!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — May 20th, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words Alicia — we’re happy you’re here! :)