Diane Morgan is an award-winning cookbook author and freelance food writer. She is the author of Grill Every Day, Salmon, Pizza, Delicious Dips, Midnight Munchies and The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition. She is the co-author of Dressed To Grill: Savvy Recipes for Girls who Play with Fire, all from Chronicle Books. She has been involved in the world of food for more than 20 years. She spent six years in Chicago as a caterer and chef for an executive dining room. Leaving behind Chicago's blustery, frigid winters, Diane moved to the Pacific Northwest, settling in Portland, Oregon. Her focus shifted to teaching cooking classes and pursuing a career in food writing, and she is now the author of eleven cookbooks. Diane has been a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times food section and has written for Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, The Oregonian, and Northwest Palate. Diane developed recipes focusing on the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii as part of the Weight Watcher's cookbook, Simply The Best All American. She has appeared on the Today Show, ABC World News Now, CBS Early Show, The TV Food Network, Smart Solutions on HGTV, Seasonings on PBS, and Good Day Oregon.