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Behind The Scenes of Gimme Some Oven: A New Video + Article!

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Gimme Some Oven: Behind The Scenes

Photo: Cole Blaise, KCPT

Hey friends!

For anyone interested, I thought I would pop in today and share a fun new video and article that were released yesterday about life and the business side of things “behind the scenes” of Gimme Some Oven!

Both are part of a really fun new series called #ShowMeKC (produced by KCPT, our local PBS station) in which 6 local entrepreneurs are being featured who have “tons of local pride and almost crazy national ambition”. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a big heart for my hometown of Kansas City, and all of the innovative and exciting things happening around the city especially these past few years. So I was beyond thrilled and honored to be included in this series, especially alongside some local influencers I so greatly admire. And the fun part? Since both the video and article are published online, all of you friends outside of Kansas City can tune in!

So for anyone interested, click below for the 5-minute video, and you can catch a glimpse of what life is like beyond just what you see online. We talk extensively about the business side of things (specifically everyone’s #1 question with blogging — how do bloggers make money?), you’ll get to peek inside my home and kitchen and where I shoot, you can catch a glimpse of my beloved coffee shop next door where I work most mornings, and we also brought the cameras into one of my #neighbornights.

Also, there’s a really kind article that KCPT published alongside the video that talks about my work in KC, our recent trip to Austin, and lots more.

Also, if any of you are locals in Kansas City, we’re going to have a big meetup this Wednesday night (March 18) at Quay Coffee to screen the video segment, and enjoy snacks and drinks and just mingle and celebrate all things KC. It’s open invitation to the city, so if you’re around, come by! Would love to meet you!

Anyway, that’s the scoop. As always, my biggest thanks go out to all of you who are the ones who make this job possible for me. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am for your encouragement and awesomeness, and for the countless times you come back and click on this site to try new recipes. You all are the best. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Hope you enjoy!

YouTube Link

Flatland Gimme Some Oven Article

Flatland KC Article Link

 Be sure to also follow KCPT on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on the #ShowMeSeries!

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30 comments on “Behind The Scenes of Gimme Some Oven: A New Video + Article!”

  1. How fun!! Congratulations on being featured…you work so hard, so it’s awesome to hear some behind the scenes info on your life and how you run your business. Bloggers like you are an inspiration to me. I hope one day to be as successful as you (or even just half as successful!), so thank you for always being open to sharing the not-so-fun parts about blogging as a career. Best of luck to you, Ali!

  2. Wow Ally, so cool! Congratulations! I’m very much in the same boat you were 5 years ago. I love food and I love creating recipes and I too stumbled across blogging this past year. You’ve been such an influential inspiration for “young” bloggers like myself and I loved hearing your story. Makes me feel like there is hope for me! Ha. Congratulations again, well deserved! 

  3. And by Ally I meant Ali of course!! Ahh stupid butterfingers! :)

  4. Very VERY cool. As a local KC girl myself, and also someone who is very proud to call this place my home, I absolutely love how vocal you are about how much this city has to offer and much you also love it. Congrats to you and all of your success; KC is lucky to have you represent and the blogging world is lucky to have you as someone to look up to and admire – me being one of those people!! Cheers!!

  5. Hi Ali,

    I’ve long been an admirer of your recipes and your beautiful site and photography. What a great interview and your positive energy is contagious!

    Congratulations on your phenomenal success!

  6. I love this video Ali!!!! I love seeing you behind the scenes. Your passion for KC and blogging is so inspiring. I laughed seeing the “something everyone wonders, how do bloggers make money!!!??” part. ;)

  7. This is a great video….I was a reader of your blog for awhile before I realized you were right here in my own hometown of KC.! I love your blog and thanks for being a great KC ambassador!

  8. Loving the video Ali and I need to come to KC to visit, I’m so curios now!

  9. What a wonderful video! I learned so much in just a short few minutes – congratulations!

  10. Ali – This was so fun to read and watch the video. Congratulations! I started reading your blog when you were still working at your previous job (which, by the way, we do miss your talent there!) I don’t get a chance to cook much because I travel for work, but I do search your site when I need a recipe. (Thanks for the crock pot mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving!) Best of luck to you in the future!!!

  11. Very cool, Ali!  What an awesome accomplishment!  I blog here in Omaha and I have to say that KC is one of my favorite places to visit, especially for a little weekend getaway.  People who have never been are missing out!

  12. Great video Ali! I loved seeing some behind the scenes footage of your work life. Now you’ve made me want to go check out KC!

  13. Wow! Congrats on the feature.  I love seeing you behind the scenes in your “zone” ;)

  14. Awesome interview!! I’ve been following your blog for a few months, so it’s nice to finally “meet” you!!


  15. Loved this video Ali! Congrats on being featured, and all of your success. It’s truly inspiring, and I’m so glad I got a chance to meet you last year! Now, I just need to make my way to Kansas City again :) OH–and I HAVE to go to Quay coffee, because I know I would love it. 

    Did I ever tell you that there is a small chance I might be moving there next year?! It is on the list of places where Connor might match for residency. We find out Friday! 

  16. How awesome!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.  As a new blogger, I look to other bloggers for tips, ideas and inspiration on how to grow as a blogger myself.  I love the community that bloggers have–always trying to lend a helping hand.  It’s so amazing and uplifting.  Thanks again!

  17. So cool! You are truly an inspiration and I love how much your passion shines through everything you do on this blog. Congrats on the well-deserved feature!

  18. Ali – this is SOOOO so so amazing!! Congratulations on such a wonderful feature – you nailed it! :) 

  19. you are so cool. I KNOW HER!

  20. Ali you are popping up in my favorite magazines, and now my KCPT newsletter. Great feature on your blog and the behind the scenes of what is involved in the day-today in the behind the scenes of keeping your blog running. I remember your blog in the early days, and sampling cupcakes and truffles.   I’m waiting for the cookbook and the television show!!  BTW just made your chicken enchiladas. The sauce is amazing. I will never buy enchilada sauce in a can again.  All the best on your continued success!

  21. We all had an amazing time today at Quay Coffee! Thank you !!!

  22. Dana put it best.. I KNOW HER! 

  23. This makes me so proud. Of you AND Kansas City! I’m sorry I was out of town during your meetup. Someday our paths will cross! Congrats on the special feature. 

  24. I totally watched this twice. You absolutely ROCKED IT! The next time I’m in KC you gots to come for coffee with Kathryn and I! 

  25. Loved seeing your video! It’s fun to hear the voice of the words we read on your page. Your recipes are the best!

  26. I have been following your blog for a while now on Pinterest but did not know until now that you are from KC!  I grew up in the Westport area and moved to Florida in 2001.  I miss KC and am so glad they have people like you to keep it awesome!

  27. Ali, I love everything about this video!! It’s great to hear the voice behind the words. Congrats… you are doing such a great job.