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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

How can an easy recipe blog built by one person reach millions of people each year all over the world?

So, Here is the real reason my blog continues to grow.  We all know there are TOO MANY PEOPLE to count out there who:

  1. Do not have time to cook.

  2. They never learned how to cook.  

  3. There are many people out there who even hate cooking. 

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.  You do have to get organized and have basic ingredients on hand.  With my easy recipes, you can have dinner on the table in thirty minutes. 

Here is what I have experienced.  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.  I am hoping by giving my readers easy step recipes they can use them to feed their family or friends with far less time spent in the kitchen.  Hopefully, they will not cringe when someone says “What’s For Dinner”?  “What can I make to take”?  They will say no problem.  I can whip up some ___________.

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.  

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.  

By providing easy recipes on Recipes For Our Daily Bread, I hope it helps to ease some of the stress in the kitchen and family fights over “What’s For Dinner”? “What can I make to take to the party?”

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 lots of FREE Printables for following along.  Follow Recipes For Our Daily Bread Here!  Follow Our American Travels Here!

Where am I from?

My name is Diane Roark.  Alabama is where I was born.  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 13 and 24.  Our twin boys are named Casey and Caleb.  You will hear me talk about Caleb often.  He was born with a brain bleed and has had seventeen brain surgeries.  Caleb has cerebral palsy, seizures, processing problems and rarely speaks.  You can read more about Caleb here.  Our youngest two children are adopted from Eastern Europe at ages four and seven years old.  They have many struggles themselves.

Growing up, my mom walked out and left our family when I was thirteen.  I learned quickly how to cook easy recipes and still love them today.  My blog is all about helping others prepare 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. 

Passionate About

I am passionate about faith, family, food, travel, and my new love of photography.  My blogs are used to encourage others.  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.

Recipes For Our Daily Bread was started November 2011, and Our American Travels was started November 2015.   Travel posts on Recipes For Our Daily Bread were moved to Our American Travels in November 2015.  

Social Media Followers as of December 2016 Include:

  • Current Email Followers – 10,000

  • Pinterest – 42,294

  • Twitter – Recipes for our Daily Bread – 3,796

  • Twitter – Our American Travels – 223

  • Google+ Diane Roark – 4,217

  • Google+ Recipes for our Daily Bread – 876

  • Facebook– Recipes for our Daily Bread – 10,768

  • Facebook – Our American Travels – 183

  • Instagram – Recipes for our Daily Bread – 722

  • Instagram – Our American Travels – 179

  • Bloglovin – 

    I 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 745 x 425.
  • Includes a larger picture 735 x 1200 for Pinterest
  • Will include any packaging in the picture.
  • Link back to three of your social medias or blog.
  • Will not usually accept offers without being able to try out the product.
  • Cost per post $250 for Recipes for our Daily Bread and $100 for Our American Travels. – This is based on the number of my pageviews 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 weeks before it is up on my blog.
  • Contact me for a price on creating a travel review video.

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.

I will include direct links back to your business, your product page, or other links you may wish.  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.

I am currently accepting ads for my right sidebar size 300 by 250.

Cost per month for a 300 x 250 Ad in the right sidebar is $300 for Recipes for our Daily Bread. $100 for Our American Travels.

I will promote your company on my social medias during the month.

You can also write a post about your business, and I will post it on my blog and share it on all my social medias.  

COMPANIES & PRODUCTS I HAVE WORKED WITH INCLUDE:

 Take a look at my GIVEAWAYS & REVIEWS.

Future Opportunities I Would Enjoy Promoting

    • Wholesome Entertainment for the Entire family
    • Family Friendly Restaurants
    • Family Friendly Vacation Destinations
    • Appliances
    • Household items
    • Food
    • Kitchen items and gadgets
    • Cookbooks
    • Cookware
    • Cooking Magazines
    • Christian movies, music, games, books, bookstores, electronics (apps, software), and more
    • Family Friendly TRAVELS including Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions, and more.  

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