Hey! 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 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. (Feel free to take a peek at life behind the scenes on my personal Instagram.)
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 Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook 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!