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We're excited to see the field of competitors who have already won their golden ticket and registered to compete at the 2018 World Food Championships. And we are always proud to announce our special guests and celebrity judges participating in our judging events across the nation - we're sure the championship food certainly helps! Best of luck to our 2018 competitors!

COMPETITOR

Recipes For Our Daily Bread

HEAD COOK: Diane Roark

COMPETITION: World Dessert Championship


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.  Now that my kids are older and Caleb, my special needs son is doing well, it is time for me to dive deeper into my love of cooking. Hopefully, my six years of developing recipes for my blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread, will be very helpful. Always being extremely competitive with my love of cooking is a great match for food competitions. May 2017, Finalist on the TODAY SHOW for top dessert contest in Ultimate Cookoff Contest. May 2017, I was featured on the TODAY SHOW FOOD CLUB Breakfast Challenge. June 2017, Finalist on KARK news in Little Rock for the top BBQ recipes in Arkansas. July 2017, Final top 10 recipes with two of my recipes in Recipe Lion's contest called Summer Potluck Recipe Challenge. October 2017, Finalist in the National Banana Pudding Contest My Family My husband and I have been married since August 1984.  He is always my sous chef. 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.  He has cerebral palsy, seizures, processing problems and rarely speaks.  Our youngest two children are adopted from Eastern Europe at ages four and seven years old.   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 cannot live without my cast iron skillet, Dutch oven, Crockpot, and one pot meals.  Cooking healthy is always a goal for me, but you will find the delicious Southern and Cajun recipes on my blog too.  My favorite recipes are my desserts. It is no lie, I have a huge sweet tooth. Orange Beach is like home. I am thrilled to be back baking desserts at WFC. Passionate About I am passionate about faith, family, food, blogging, photography, traveling, and my love cooking contests.   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. My Two Blogs Recipes For Our Daily Bread was started November 2011, and Our American Travels was started November 2015. Read more about me here: http://recipesforourdailybread.com/press-release/