I Tried Dolly Parton’s Southern-Style Banana Cake and Here’s What I Thought

Last month, I found Dolly Parton’s Southern-Style Coconut Cake Mix and it was delicious! I looked everywhere for the Banana Cake but couldn’t find it…until last week. This cake calls for a few extra ingredients than the typical boxed cake mix.  I picked up Instant Pudding, Nilla wafers, and a single banana to turn it into a […]

Mother’s Day 2022: Freebies and Restaurant Deals

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and even though Moms may love saying “we have food to eat at home,” you can treat your mom to a meal out with these restaurant deals. Auntie Anne’s: Pretzel Perks members can take advantage of a buy one get one free pretzel from May 6 through May 8. Baskin Robbins: Receive […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With These Food & Drink Deals

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The holiday, which marks Mexico’s 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla, has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture across the U.S. To honor the occasion, restaurant chains, and brands are offering deals on tacos, drinks, and more on Thursday, May 5th. California Tortilla The deal: California Tortilla […]

Interview with STEP VA

STEP VA, Inc., a local nonprofit that empowers people with special needs through artistic expression, will host a performance of Disney’s “The Lion King, Kids!” this weekend. Stephanie spoke with Jan Monroe, STEP VA President and Warrick Couture, a member of the ensemble about the upcoming performance. Disney’s “The Lion King, Kids!” will be the first licensed work […]

I Tried Dolly Parton’s Southern-Style Coconut Cake Mix and Here’s What I Thought

Dolly Parton has launched her own line of cake mixes, Southern-Style Coconut, and Southern-Style Banana inspired by her Tennessee upbringing. Dolly says, “I have always loved to cook and, growing up in the South, I especially love that authentic Mom and Pop kind of cooking.” When I spotted the Southern-style coconut at Food Lion, I had […]

Local Teacher Makes National News

Stephanie Taylor chatted with Fredericksburg native and Chancellor High School graduate Kensey Jones, about her recent classroom project that made the national news. Kensey is a 2nd grade teacher at St. Michael’s Episcopal School in Richmond where she used an innovative teaching method to help her students learn persuasive writing and get involved in the community. She assigned […]