Welcome to ValerieHoff.com!

I’m Valerie.   Wife, Mom of two boys, family cook (not chef) and Breast Cancer Survivor.  Welcome to my website, where we cook, plan meals, and shop for great deals on technology, fashion and family travel! 

Happy Cooking!

Happy Cooking!

I’m a former Anchor and Consumer Reporter for a TV station in Atlanta, Georgia, where I spent years curating the best ways to save money.  You can find more money saving tips and bargains here on my website.  I love finding deals on designer clothing, accessories, family fun and vacations.  And who doesn’t love to travel?

When I find a great deal I but don’t have time to write it here I post it on Twitter and Facebook so please follow me on both, along with Pinterest and Instagram. 

Meal Planning Made Easy!

I can help you get through that daily dinner dilemma with a few simple tips and strategies like meal planning, easy recipes and make-ahead meals.

My recipes are mostly healthy, seasonal and easy to make family meals.   There are also some splurges, because who doesn’t like to splurge with a splash of heavy cream or some melted cheese from time to time?   This meal planning website also features lots of slow cooker and Crock-Pot meals, and some vegetable dishes that kids will actually eat. (Okay, at least my kids!)

I’m also working on a meal planning guide which you can subscribe to for FREE! 

Meal Planning for Busy Families Valerie Hoff

Chicken Wrangling

Meal Planning for Busy Families Valerie Hoff


Family Travel Bargains!

I share all the deals I find, including lots of travel advice.  Our family absolutely loves to travel and we finance many of our trips with credit card rewards points. We have been to Aruba, The Bahamas, Costa Rica, Belize and Russia as well as many U.S. Destinations.

I consider myself an expert on Hilton Head, SC since I’ve been there hundreds of times and it is my home away from home. You can read some of my tips here.  My husband Derrick and our boys, Nicholas and Jhenya love to ski so they usually squeeze in a ski trip every winter in Colorado.

Personal Stories on ValerieHoff.com

There are also articles about my battle with breast cancer, our Russian adoption story and various other slices of life.

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This Website Uses Affiliate Links 

I provide a free service to you with the help of affiliate links.  I partner with Amazon, several travel companies, Nordstrom and ShopStyle along with other companies I love and believe in.  When you shop using my affiliate links, it costs you nothing and usually saves you a lot!  In return, I may get a small commission, so please do your Amazon shopping by clicking the Shop Tab on my home page.  

I also LOVE reader comments, so please leave one if you check out one of my recipes or have a bargain you’d like to share.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Meal Planning for Busy Families Valerie Hoff