About This Silly Girl

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Hi there!

I’m Dana DeVolk -the resident Chef at

This Silly Girl’s Kitchen!


A professional Chef turned blogger, I am wife, a homemaker, a daughter, lover of a good book, Mama to 4 beautiful fur babies and a cookin’ fool!

I was born near Chicago, IL and was raised there for the first half of my childhood and the other half was spent in and around Durham, NC. Growing up in a family that always had a passion for cooking, I attended Johnson and Wales University and received my Associates Degree in Culinary Arts.

I worked in well known restaurants for 6 + years mostly in management roles. I was transferred from North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida and that is where I am living now!

 After meeting the love of my life, Jeremy, I soon found that my true passion is family. I look forward to the start of the next stage in our lives soon with a few little ones. But, until then I’m having a blast being able to write about my every day life and sharing a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way! I am also a published author! 

The Cozy Table

Recipes for One, Two, or a FewPublished September 2017 by W. W. Norton 

Click here for more info and to purchase.


I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures (and recipes!) as much as I love sharing them with you. If you ever have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at:

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Twitter: @DanaDeVolk

Facebook:  facebook.com/ThisSillyGirlsLife

Instagram: @thissillygirlskitchen

Pinterest: @danadevolk

‘Til Next time!

Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

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