Hi there! I’m Dana DeVolk and I am the resident Chef at This Silly Girl’s Kitchen!


A former restaurant Chef turned blogger, I am a newly wed, 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 Florida and that is where I am 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 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:

Dana (at) ThisSillyGirlsKitchen [dot] com

Twitter: @DanaDeVolk

Facebook:  facebook.com/ThisSillyGirlsLife

Instagram: @thissillygirlskitchen

Pinterest: @danadevolk

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15 Wonderful Comments

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    Mique says:
    December 6, 2012

    Nice to meet you Dana! I just wanted to say thanks for linking up to my special About Me Pity Party last week. I loved reading about you! I love that you went to culinary school- I would love to do that someday. Thanks again for linking up!

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    February 3, 2013

    Love that you made a vlog for your about page! I think it’s a great way to introduce yourself to your readers. I’m going to have to consider doing something similar when I revamp my About Me page…which should be very soon!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog; glad to have been afforded the opportunity to visit another silly gal out there in blogland.

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    September 22, 2013

    Hey hey! I’m in Florida too! I grew up in Lakeland but I know live in Stuart. Nice to find another blogger who lives in FL!

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      September 22, 2013

      Cool! We should have a Florida blogger meet up, that would be so fun!

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    Lyndsay says:
    October 10, 2013

    Just found your blog and am totally enjoying it. I love finding other Florida bloggers!!

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    Brenda says:
    March 5, 2015

    Yes! Please do cooking tip tutorials. What an opportunity to be coached by a professional chef!
    Thank-you for your generosity.

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    Lisa says:
    January 7, 2016

    You have a wonderful blog site! I also love your recipes. I love to bake and play in the kitchen making all kinds of goodies. I am working on developing a blog myself in my near future. Do you have any advice for me?
    keep the excellent job up with your delicious goodies and beautiful website! Lisa

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    Jan Celedonia says:
    July 20, 2017

    I love your blog – may I sign up to receive emails from your blog? Thank you!

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    Laura McGaffney says:
    November 3, 2017

    I am IN LOVE with your cooking! Super easy and it actually turns out amazing! Not like pinterest disasters.. I love printing your recipes and putting it in my book. Can you ask your software guy to add one pic of what its supposed to look like on the actual recipe printed. Thank you!

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      November 3, 2017

      Thanks so much Laura, that made my day! I am about to do a huge revamp of my site and I’ll see if adding a photo will be possible. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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    Trena Hinkle says:
    January 25, 2018

    Just found your recipe for cinnamon cream cheese cookies! Can’t wait to make them!

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