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 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 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

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242 comments on “About Ali”

  1. Okay, it’s official, you are my favorite go-to site for recipes! (It pains me to tell Ina that she’s now #2). I can’t tell you how many of your recipes I’ve made and I’ve never had one I didn’t like! I just made your slow cooker black bean soup and dinner rolls as part of my dinner, very good! I hate conventional salads and you have so many really, really good ones! (Sorry, my extended family now calls asks me to make MY Ramen noodle salad!) I have referred quite a few friends to your site for great, fresh recipes. So keep doing what you’re doing, it makes the rest of us look good!

    Thank you,

    Debbie Hannigan

  2. Hello, I just tried you “best ever” enchiladas and made your enchilada sauce from scratch as well..OMG you were not kidding, I don’t think I have had better at an actual Mexican restaurant..So impressed. I never have liked the store bought enchilada sauce but this one was amazing…I look forward to trying more of your recipes for sure !!

    • Thanks for sharing, Margie — we’re so happy you enjoyed both the recipes! :D

  3. Thank you for sharing how your man makes every occasion is a date. I lost my husband 3 years ago this coming April 2nd, we had date night every week, I think about it now when I am sitting alone, how I miss those dates after 43 1/2 years of marriage. I really appreciate your sharing of this information, it made Friday night a little more bearable knowing you were having a date today or tomorrow.

  4. I just made your 30 minute beef stroganoff. It was wonderful! Thank you!

  5. Wow, my class thinks your recipes are the bomb! Thanks Alli!