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Thank you for stopping by to learn more about Recipes For Our Daily Bread.

 

About Me And Recipes For Our Daily Bread

We all have to eat, but cooking does not have to be difficult.  You do not have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  With my easy recipes with simple ingredients, you can have dinner on the table in thirty minutes. 

Most people who do not like to cook because they do not have the time to spend in the kitchen.  They live extremely busy lives and need desperately to have super easy recipes with few ingredients.  They need simple recipes for weekdays, weekends and entertaining.

By giving my readers weekly menus, easy recipes with simple ingredients and often video instructions, they can feed their family in thirty minutes.  This includes holiday recipes to celebrate every season too.  

By following my newsletterYou will receive access to FREE pdf downloads for recipes and tips when you sign up and along the way.

Southern Recipes

When I first started blogging, November 2011, I added my favorite southern recipes.  After all, I am from the south.  I quickly realized that I did not have time to fix complicated recipes, blog about them nor did my readers have time to make them.  

Easy Quick Recipe

My real passion was putting dinner on the table or entertaining others with incredibly delicious but easy quick recipes.  I love southern food, but it is the quick and easy recipes that solved my biggest problem.  Cooking when you have little time to spend in the kitchen.  You know what I mean!  When you have a hungry family, including teens, children, and grandchildren you need something quick easy and filling to feed them.  Life is busy, and life can be stressful.  We all need quick & easy recipes.

Recipes For Our Daily Bread and Our American Travels are personal blogs written and edited by Diane Roark.   Recipes For Our Daily Bread is where I blog about easy recipes to help you put dinner on the table quickly.  Our American Travels is where I blog about family fun travel ideas in America.  You can reach me with the email link at the bottom of this page. 

I would love for you to follow my blogs!  I send out weekly emails whenever new posts are added to my blogs and what is happening behind the scenes.  You will receive access to FREE Printable recipes and tips for following along.  

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Where am I from?

My name is Diane Roark.  Mobile, Alabama is where I was born and raised.  Since being married, I have lived all over the South including Tennessee, Louisiana, and Georgia.  Currently, I live near Little Rock, Arkansas. 

My Family

My husband and I have been married since August 1984.  We have five children between the ages of 15 and 26.  Our twin boys are named Casey and Caleb. Caleb was born with a brain bleed and has had seventeen brain surgeries.  Caleb has cerebral palsy, seizures, processing problems and rarely speaks.  He was born with a brain bleed and has had seventeen brain surgeries.  You can read more about Caleb here.

Our youngest two children are adopted from Eastern Europe at ages four and seven years old.  

Where did I learn to cook?

Growing up, my mom walked out and left our family when I was thirteen.  I learned quickly how to cook and still love it today.  My blog is all about helping others find a love for cooking by preparing easy recipes to help put dinner on the table quickly.  I love my cast iron skillet, Crockpot, and one pot meals.  Cooking healthy is always a goal for me, but you will find the delicious southern recipes on my blog too.  My favorite recipes are my desserts. It is no lie; I have a huge sweet tooth.

Passionate About

I am passionate about faith, family, food, blogging, cooking contests, traveling, and my new love of photography.  

Recently, I discovered a new passion which is food or recipe competitions.  I have a competitive side and a love for cooking, so cooking competitions are perfect for me.  This year I have been at the top of several competitions including the following.

In May 2017, I was a Finalist on the TODAY SHOW for top easy dessert contest in Ultimate Cookoff Contest.  Read all about my TODAY SHOW experience and see if I won here.

In May 2017, I was featured on the TODAY SHOW FOOD CLUB Breakfast Challenge. 

In June 2017, I was Finalist on KARK news in Little Rock with the top four BBQ recipes in Arkansas.  Read all about my experience and see if I won here.

In July 2017, Recipe Lion had a contest called Summer Potluck Recipe Challenge, I was a top 10  Finalist with two of my recipes.  Read more here

In October 2017, I will be a top 10 Finalist in the National Banana Pudding Contest.

I am THRILLED to be a Wild Card in the WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS November 2017.  I will be documenting my journey on my blog and social media.  I would love for you to follow me on my journey.  

Working With Brands

I believe that the best advertisement for a product is word of mouth.  If I am looking to purchase a new product, I search for someone who has used the product to give me their opinion. I use both my recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, and travel blog, Our American Travels, to promote brands I use and love.

Take a look at my GIVEAWAYS & REVIEWS.  You can read my posts with the following links. 

My Two Blogs

Recipes For Our Daily Bread was started November 2011, and Our American Travels was started November 2015.  

MEDIA KIT

Social Media Followers as of August 2017 Include:

  • Current Email Followers – 4,500
  • Pinterest – 49,940
  • Twitter – Recipes for our Daily Bread – 5,143
  • Twitter – Our American Travels – 1107
  • Google+ Diane Roark – 4,278
  • Google+ Recipes for our Daily Bread – 887
  • Facebook– Recipes for our Daily Bread – 11,177
  • Facebook – Our American Travels – 214
  • Instagram – Recipes for our Daily Bread – 1019
  • Instagram – Our American Travels – 390
  • YouTube – 235
  • Blog Lovin – 120I have followers on YELP, Urban Spoon, and Trip Advisor.

PAGEVIEWS: 509,508 November 12, 2016, to December 12, 2016

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Demographics for Recipes for our Daily Bread 

Recipes for our Daily Bread Demographic Followers

Do you have a product or service that is family friendly?

Then you are just the advertiser that my readers would love to support.  Together, we can help build families who want to spend more time together.

I would be thrilled to use my blog to promote any products or services which encourage families to spend time cooking together, eating around the table together, playing together and vacationing together. 

What is included in each Post?  How much does it Cost?

  • A post for your product with at least three pictures.
  • Includes a larger picture 735 x 1200 for Pinterest
  • Will include any packaging in the pictures.
  • Include three “No Follow” Links. back to social medias or blog.
  • Will not usually accept offers without being able to try out the product.
  • Cost per post $475 for Recipes for our Daily Bread and $200 for Our American Travels. – This is based on the number of my pageviews, email,  and social media followers.  As that grows, I will update the price on this page.
  • Keep in mind that once I agree to write a post, it takes about three to four weeks before it is up on my blog.

Buy a post on Recipes For Our Daily Bread blog $475.00

Please email me first to see if your brand will be a good match for Recipes For Our Daily Bread.  diane at recipesforourdailybread com

Buy a post on Our American Travels blog $200.00

Please email me first to see if your brand will be a good match for Our American Travels

PRODUCT REVIEW  QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

I would never recommend a product that I would not use myself.  Therefore, I would like to have a product to review to give a fair judgment of the product.  I also request a second item to give away in the post about the review to promote the item.

I always want to be able to give my honest opinion.  If I do not feel like I can write a positive review, I will contact your company before writing the post.

PROMOTE POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMAIL 

I will also promote the review and giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, and any other social media sites.

ADVERTISING ON MY BLOG

If being compensated in any way for any advertising, I will state that on my blog.

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