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About Me And Recipes For Our Daily Bread

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?”


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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.  I want to help you with easy recipes for your family. 

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.  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 ___________.

My 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.  

My Real Problem Putting Dinner On The Table Quickly

My real problem 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.  

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. 

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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, photography, and food competitions.  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.

Competitions I have placed in this year

November 2017, I competed in the World Food Championships in Desserts.  God opened up the doors and overwhelmed me.  After the first and seconds rounds, I finished not only in first place but had a perfect score on my first dessert.  This was my first time competing at the World Food Championships.  I had no idea I would do well enough to place in the top 10 in the World so I was not prepared for a third recipe.  My third dessert placed well enough to finish fourth with gave me an overall third place finish.  READ THE FULL DETAILS

In May 2017, I was a Finalist on the TODAY SHOW for top dessert category in the Ultimate Cookoff Contest.  Read all about my TODAY SHOW experience.

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

In June 2017, I was a Finalist on KARK news in Little Rock with the top four BBQ recipes in Arkansas.

July 2017, Recipe Lion had a contest called Summer Potluck Recipe Challenge; I was a top 10 Finalist with TWO of my recipes.

In October 2017, I  am a top 10 Finalist and will be competing for the National Banana Pudding Contest championship.

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.

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6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Diane,
    It was so good meeting you at the WFC in Alabama this year, I love your testimony. it is of great faith to walk through trials and come out with such an awesome outlook.
    I hope to stay in touch and see you next year. Prayers are with you and your family this year.
    Lynette Clemens LWTECHettes.

    • Lynette,

      Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I was excited to see you left me a comment. It was a pleasure meeting you too. I had so much fun at World Food Championships and cannot wait until next year.

      I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark

  2. Hi Diane! Thanks for doing what you do. It is so hard to find time to cook these days, so we totally dig your blog. Thanks again for sharing all your recipes and creativity with a zest. What a great press release too!

    • Phillip,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and for your encouraging words. I am thrilled, blessed and humbled to announce that I am on my way home today from being at the World Food Championships. This was my first year and after three rounds I placed 3rd in the World in the desserts. I am very thankful and overwhelmed that I made it to the top. The competition was fierce and included chefs, professional teams, and home cooks. Because I finished in the top 10, I qualified to go back next year. WOW! GOD IS SO GOOD!

      Thank you for your support!
      Diane Roark

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