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

11 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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      Dana DeVolk says:
      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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