Danielle Deavens

Charlotte, NC

Danielle is an entrepreneur, writer, and former magazine editor living in St. Louis, MO. When she's not typing away on her laptop, she's likely cooking, posting a photo of her food on Instagram, or binge re-watching her favorite shows and movies. She is also the co-founder of Bold Xchange, an online shop for black-owned brands.
I (Finally) Stopped Shopping at Trader Joe’s and Saved Money on My Grocery Bill
“We're a couple on a strict budget, and this is a game-changer.”
Feb 13, 2024
My “Local” Super Bowl Party Hosting Trick Is the Only Way Both Teams Actually Win
It takes all the guesswork out of Super Bowl party planning.
Feb 5, 2024
TikTok Says This Is the Best Thing at Costco, and It Was Right
Groceries
“As far as ‘TikTok Made Me Try It’ trends go, this one was a smashing success.”
Sep 9, 2023
26 Black-Owned Grocery Businesses for Stocking Your Pantry
Groceries
Delicious dinner shortcuts! Award-winning wines! Snacks for days!
Aug 4, 2023
The One Condiment That Deserves a Permanent Invite to Your Cookout
Groceries
It’ll be the highlight of the meal.
Jul 19, 2023
The $6 Pancake Mix That Rivals My Mom’s Famous Fluffy Stacks
Groceries
Enjoy crispy, crunchy, golden-brown edges with a fluffy center.
May 14, 2023
You’ve Been Making Oatmeal Wrong Your Entire Life
Groceries
It’s the texture and flavor enhancer you need to boost your bowl.
May 2, 2023
I Use This $2 Grocery Staple (and Zero Eggs) to Make the Best French Toast
Groceries
Like so many of my favorite kitchen hacks, this one came to me early in the pandemic.
Apr 8, 2023
43 Black-Owned Home & Kitchen Brands We Love
Shopping
Gorgeous ceramics! The sleekest knives of all time! Coffee! And more!
Mar 14, 2023
The Trader Joe’s Cheese I Buy on Repeat All Year Long
Groceries
It's sharp but not bitter, and has a slightly crumbly, Parmesan-like texture.
Mar 31, 2022
These Black-Owned Wines, Spirits, and Mixers Belong on Your Bar Cart
Shopping
Make room on your bar cart.
Feb 14, 2022
A Dozen Cousins’ New Sauces Are Delicious — and Whole30-Approved
Shopping
Slow-cooked flavor in 30 minutes or less.
Feb 11, 2022
I Finally Tried Aldi’s $4 Blueberry Wine and I Have Some Thoughts
The Aldi Nerds Facebook group, now over 1.4 million members strong, cannot get enough of the grocery store's blueberry wine. Here's our review.
May 27, 2021
The $2.50 Trader Joe's Find That Reminds Me of My Starbucks Order
Groceries
I finally figured out a way to get my Starbucks chai latte fix at home.
May 3, 2021
The $2 Find I Buy Every Single Time I Go to Aldi
Groceries
"It has become the most affordable weeknight staple in my pantry."
Apr 4, 2021
A Dozen Cousins’ Limited-Edition Creole Red Beans Pay Homage to a Staple of Louisiana Cuisine
Groceries
They come in microwavable packs that take just a minute to cook, but can also be heated up on the stove.
Feb 10, 2021