Salted Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies -- soft and chewy, easy to make, and absolutely heavenly! | gimmesomeoven.com

Salted Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

TGIF, friends! As this post goes live, I’m happy to say that I will be in CHICAGO, having just road-tripped it there with Barclay to spend a long weekend with my sister and her husband.  Yay! The first year that she lived there and I went to visit her on the...

Banana Chai Smoothie -- quick and easy to make, packed with protein, and wonderfully delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Banana Chai Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze.  My favorite.  :) Happy Wednesday, everyone! First off, just wanted to thank you for the kind comments and emails (and remedy suggestions!) you sent me after Monday’s post.  So helpful and encouraging — thank you!  I’ve been on pretty much...

Food blogger Ali Ebright (from Gimme Some Oven) shares her favorite useful and affordable kitchen tools! | gimmesomeoven.com

My 20 Favorite Kitchen Tools Under $20

Hi friends!  ♥ Today I thought I’d take a break from sharing a recipe, and instead, share with you a little behind-the-scenes tour of the favorite kitchen tools and gadgets I use to make my recipes. I regularly receive emails from readers asking for product recommendations, which is why I opened...

Pad See Ew -- this Thai dish is quick and easy to make at home, and easy to customize with your favorite protein | gimmesomeoven.com

Pad See Ew

Last week was a bit of a doozie. After a weekend spent working on the lawn, Barclay and his roommate managed to pick up some gnarly cases of poison ivy…which I’m highly allergic to.  So I tried to keep my distance when I went to visit.  But I forgot to take into...

5-Ingredient Arugula Salad with Parmesan, Lemon and Olive Oil -- super easy, and always so fresh and tasty! | gimmesomeoven.com

Arugula Salad with Parmesan, Lemon and Olive Oil

Have you read the book, Essentialism, yet? After hearing literally dozens of friends, colleagues, and even neighbors talk about this book over the past few years, I finally bought a copy to bring on my trip to New Zealand this past February with Barclay.  I was looking forward to curling up with it...

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse -- quick and easy to make with healthier, everyday ingredients.  Plus it's also naturally gluten-free, vegan, and absolutely delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Last year when Kathryne and I were living in Austin for a month, we spent basically as much time as possible hanging out with our favorite people there — Jeanine and Jack, the talented duo behind Love & Lemons. And we had the best time together. From taking a tour all around town...

Chicken Florentine Grilled Cheese -- quick and easy to make, and so delicious! | gimmesomeoven.com

Chicken Florentine Grilled Cheese

This post is sponsored by Arla. Happy #NationalGrilledCheeseDay, everyone! Oh man, how should we celebrate?? Should we serenade each other with our all-time favorite cheesiest songs?  (<– I call dibs on “My Heart Will Go On!”, a.k.a. the ultra-dramatic-background-music-to-my-first-kiss-at-freshman-homecoming, to which I may have memorized every word and learned the accompanying pennywhistle part, of course....

My All-Time Favorite Gumbo Recipe -- made with chicken and andouille sausage, and full of the best flavor! | gimmesomeoven.com

My All-Time Favorite Gumbo

During the seven years that I worked my last job — spent mostly in a windowless, florescently-lit, cubicle of an office — I was always desperate to escape the building for lunch. It wasn’t that I didn’t love my job.  (I did.)  It wasn’t that I wanted to go home...