Diana and Bob hugging two dogs in Christmas

Hi there, I am Diana Jackson. Nice to meet you. I live in Chicago with my husband, Bob and the two canine children that we adopted, Mike and Goose. I am a recovering alcoholic/Lincoln Park party chick. I am a Bears fan and a Cubs fan, but not a White Sox hater.

I am a refugee from corporate America and have gone through a couple of careers in the past few years. I went to culinary school because I love to cook. As it turns out, making that passion a career sucked all the fun out of it – that and not many jobs for 40 something female line cooks.

Since then, I have been suffering from a serious case of career ADD which I am treating with two part time jobs and a blog. Hopefully this protocol will keep me from becoming an astronaut this week and a cocktail waitress next week.