Welcome to Recipes For Our Daily Bread!

My name is Diane.  I am a wife, mom of five, food blogger, food judge, and recipe competitor.  I have been in love with cooking ever since I began cooking by myself when I was 13 years old.  At 13, my mom left our family.  That experience leads me to discover a love for cooking and especially baking.

About Recipes For Our Daily Bread

In 2011, I started a recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread.   It is where I work full-time developing recipes for her food blog, and brands she uses and loves.

Recipes For Our Daily Bread includes quick and easy recipes designed to help people have a homecooked meal around the table.

I have a passion for building healthy families with communication.  She believes one of the best places to communicate as a family and build trust is eating meals around the table.

Because I have raised five children with hectic schedules, I understand how difficult it is to have a homecooked meal. Now that they are grown, I know the importance of spending time together around the table sharing a meal, communicating, and making memories. So, you will find all sorts of easy dinner ideas, from Slow Cooker, InstantPot, healthy recipes, and lots of kid-friendly recipes. Because I was raised in the south, Mobile, AL, and have lived in Tennessee, Georgia, Louisiana, and now Arkansas for the past ten years; I have many Southern favorites.  

You will also find kitchen tips, hacks, kitchen gadgets, and blogging tools reviews on Recipes For Our Daily Bread.

About Recipe Competitions

In 2017, I competed in the TODAY Show recipe contest and won a trip to demonstrate her recipe live on the TODAY Show.  After her TODAY show experience, she quickly got the food competition bug.

In 2017, I also entered the World Food Championships, WFC.  It is the largest culinary competition in the world.  In the first year of competition at WFC, I finished in 3rd place in desserts plus had a rare perfect score.

In 2018, I finished 4th at the World Food Championships in the dessert category with a Golden Ticket to compete in 2019.

In 2019, I finished 5th at World Food Championships in the dessert category with a Golden Ticket to compete in Nov. 2020.

I am thrilled to have three consecutive years of WFC competitions, three top-five finishes in dessert, and the only World Food Champion in any category to accomplish two perfect scores.

My family has always accused Diane of being “crazy competitive,” and now I am thrilled to have an outlet for it with Food Sport competitions.  I give God the Glory for all her accomplishments.

I love making special desserts not only for recipe competitions but for my family especially for birthdays and holidays.

I work hard and always do my absolute best at everything I do.   I love to encourage everyone to “Do Their Best and Let God Do The Rest.”   That is what I strive to live by every day.   I want to inspire everyone to do their best at whatever they do and Trust God.

About My Family

In my spare time, I love spending time with her family plus competing in food competitions. When not competing, I enjoy being a food judge.  In 2018, I trained to be an E.A.T. (Execution, Appearance, and Taste) certified food judge with the World Food Championships.

Diane’s family includes her best friend, Jerry, her husband, who she married in 1984. They have raised five children who are now amazing adults, including her special needs son, Caleb. Caleb has had 17 brain surgeries, shunt, cerebral palsy, and seizures. One of Caleb’s favorite things to do is being Diane’s sous chef. You will often see him in her cooking classes. See her cooking classes on the homepage of her blog. Diane is so thankful to have Caleb, pictured below, who teaches their family, unconditional love.

The Roark family also enjoys seeing America, which she writes about at OUR AMERICAN TRAVELS.

After nine years of learning how to blog the hard way, I have a passion to teach blogging tips and tricks to help others start a successful blogging business.

Be sure to check out Recipes For Our Daily Bread for more quick and easy recipes and additional tips and hacks. 

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If you have any questions, let me know how I can help you, or just to say hi – I love hearing from you and personally answer all my emails!  You can reach me at diane@recipesforourdailybread com.   I am always happy to talk with my readers and answer any of your questions.  If you have questions about a recipe, you can leave a comment even if it is a question directly on the post.  I read every comment that is left.



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