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 those you love.

I do all of the photo-taking, recipe-creating, food-styling, and lots of taste-testing around here.  And I also enjoy sprinkling in lots of stories about life as a 30-something living in Kansas City, where I spend my days cooking, adventuring, book-clubbing, music-playing, pour-over-coffee-drinking, DIY-project-ing, and soaking up lots of time hanging with some great friends.  Oh, and hanging out with my #1 sidekick and crumb catcher — my sweet pup, Henry.

So what’s the story behind this blog?

Well, 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, all the better when that food is quick and easy to prepare, so that you can spend more time hanging out and making memories with those you love, instead of getting stuck in the kitchen stressing over a soufflé.

So I started this blog as a hobby back in 2009, simply as a place where I could organize all of my favorite recipes so that I could return to them again and again.  And years later, I’m thrilled that it has grown into a place that many of you now return to as well.  Seriously, it makes my heart so dang happy whenever I see photos or read comments about you trying out these recipes, or reading any of the articles on here.  So thank you so much for being here — it really means a lot!

If this is your first time visiting the blog, I’d recommend starting out by browsing our mega recipe index of simple and amazing recipes, that also now includes options for various dietary needs.  Feel free to also explore our Life and DIY sections on the page, and come say hi on social media if you’re on InstagramPinterestFacebook or Twitter.  We respond to recipe questions in the comment sections at the bottom of each post, but if you want to touch base about anything else (including business partnerships), just drop us a note on our contact page.

Thanks again for stopping by, and I wish you many delicious days ahead!

♥ Ali

Leave a Comment:


  1. Char R — July 17, 2016 @ 3:34 pm (#)

    Most of your stir fry type recipes calls for oyster sauce but I can’t eat shell fish.
    Is there something else I could use or could I leave it out without ruining the taste?
    Thank you for responding. (I have found some great recipes from your site!)
    Char in IL.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 17th, 2016 @ 9:22 pm

      Hi Char! You could use soy sauce or hoisin sauce instead. We hope this helps! :)

  2. Rick Bauza — July 17, 2016 @ 6:16 pm (#)

    Ali your blog and recipe page aré awesome you’re awesome.❤️💋👍👍💞💞😘😘🌹🌹

  3. Megan Langford — July 19, 2016 @ 12:50 pm (#)

    Hi Ali! I have a Frugalista Friday blog at the My Atlanta Moms Club site, and I would love to link to your great Aldi posts when I spotlight that store next week. I would also love to collaborate some time! I love your site!

  4. Amanda — July 24, 2016 @ 6:25 pm (#)


    I was reading your jumbolaya recipe (which I’m eager to try but your website kept getting hijacked every couple of seconds. I kept getting redirected about 7 times. Not sure if this has to do with a bad ad but it made it hard to capture the recipe. Just wanted to let you know! Keep up the good work! :)

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — July 25th, 2016 @ 2:54 pm

      Hi Amanda! Oh goodness, we’re so sorry! We’ve let our advertising guy know and he’s looking into it, so we’re working on it. We’re sorry for the crazy redirects!

  5. Doris — August 8, 2016 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    Ali—you are totally adorable! And, as I was perusing the Internet for a great chicken enchilada recipe , I found you and the greatest recipe ever! Never knew making the sauce was that easy. Thank you bunches for the great recipe. My new boyfriend will love it! Cheers and blessings upon you dear.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 10th, 2016 @ 12:20 pm

      Thanks for your sweet words Doris! We hope your boyfriend loves the enchiladas! :)

  6. Julie Mitchell — September 2, 2016 @ 2:42 pm (#)

    I do not typically send comments but I so needed to Thank you for you best ever fried rice recipe. I followed as many of your tips as possible, but didn’t have either the sesame oil or the oyster sauce, it was still so delicious. This is going into my top 10 recipes. It tasted as close to good restaurant fried rice as I ever tasted. 5 stars for sure.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 4th, 2016 @ 6:51 am

      We’re so happy you loved it, Julie! We appreciate you giving the recipe a try and we appreciate your sweet comment! :)

  7. Wendy Schultz — September 13, 2016 @ 3:45 pm (#)

    Dear Ali

    Made your chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe last night for my daughter’s 15th birthday, it was incredible, everyone enjoyed. So easy and quick.

    Thank you for sharing.



    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 14th, 2016 @ 10:31 am

      Hi Wendy! Thanks for your sweet words — we’re so happy to know this was a hit for your daughter’s party! :)

  8. Peyton Jewell — September 17, 2016 @ 7:55 am (#)

    Ali! I follow you on Instagram and LOVE your passion for life! I’m headed to the grocery now to pick up some ingredients for this fab dip. A food-loving girlfriend of mine turns 25 tomorrow and I can’t wait for her to try this …. okay and tell her about you, too!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 18th, 2016 @ 10:12 am

      Thanks, Peyton — we’re not sure which dip you’re referring to, but we hope you and your friend enjoy it!

  9. Karen — September 26, 2016 @ 1:45 pm (#)

    Your recipes are amazing. They are all so appealing to all members of the family. Budget friendly, easy enough for those who can’t spend all day in the kitchen and have minimal skills. Having a child with dairy, egg and nut allergies I am constantly looking for healthy alternatives that don’t take all day or are too expensive. Your blog is entertaining and by far is one of my go-to sites. Keep up the good work!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 27th, 2016 @ 12:21 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Karen — we’re so happy to know you and your family enjoy the blog! :)

  10. Laura Korhonen — September 26, 2016 @ 4:21 pm (#)

    I love your recipes!! The slow cooker chicken teriyaki is so amazing, my friend even asked me to make it for him for his special birthday dinner last month, he likes it so much. I downloaded the slow cooker potato soup and crispy carnitas to try as well, can’t wait!! I look forward to your posts in my email box. Keep it up!!

    Have a great day!
    Laura Korhonen
    reader from Vancouver, Canada. :)

  11. Kim — September 26, 2016 @ 11:13 pm (#)

    Thanks for this great blog! I am stoked to have come across it! I am a recent college graduate and just starting to gain the art of cooking!  I appreciate how much work you put into this blog. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — September 27th, 2016 @ 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Kim — we’re so happy to hear you enjoy it! :)

  12. William — October 1, 2016 @ 10:29 am (#)

    Hey Ali! I just wanted to tell you that I specifically look for your blogs and recipes on my Pinterest! As there is not a single recipe that I have not tried! Today I am making the potatoe soup! It’s raining and breezy in central Illinois! And it goes great with college football game day! Keep the recipes coming! I love them all! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 3rd, 2016 @ 2:19 pm

      Thanks for your sweet words, William — we’re so happy to hear that! We hope you enjoyed the soup! :)

  13. Milagros — October 6, 2016 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    I made this recipe with brown rice and is delicious.  My family will never eat brown rice any other way.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — October 8th, 2016 @ 10:39 pm

      Hi there! We’re not sure which recipe you’re referring to, since you left the comment on the “About Ali” page. Do you mean the fried rice? Either way, we’re happy you and your family enjoyed it! :)