Why I Am Hot, Cheap & Easy

As a longtime food lover and food writer, I am passionate about eating well. I don’t just consume food; I also love to cook. Nothing makes me happier than planning, shopping for, preparing and sitting down to delicious meals. But in my past footloose and fancy-free life, I had plenty of time to muck around in the kitchen. Now that I am a fulltime college instructor and the single mother of an active toddler, I barely have time to get my make-up on in the morning, much less plan elaborate meals for 14! This blog is about keeping my food life luscious, sexy and vibrant (Hot), while making everything more economical (Cheap) and dead simple (Easy). Find me, follow me, inform me; there’s gotta be a way to make this work!


22 Responses to “Why I Am Hot, Cheap & Easy”

  1. The Belmont Rooster November 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Great blog! Thanks for visiting mine as well!

  2. Adam June 8, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Just found your blog and already loving it. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. Alison January 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    I love your blog so much that I had to nominate you for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers” Award. I couldn’t not! Your blog is just so wonderful!!

    Here is a link to the rules and badge, if you want to take part.


    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy January 19, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Thanks so much! I …I will work on it as soon as possible! It’s a crazy period here..

      • Alison January 19, 2013 at 10:24 am #

        You are welcome. I hope things lighten up for you soon!

  4. daisyandthefox January 9, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – congratulations! 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    Daisy and the Fox

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy January 9, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks so much! I hope to be responding to these awhis week. I so appreciate your thinking of me! Will follow up soon!

      • daisyandthefox January 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

        no worries!! 🙂 You most certainly deserve it! 😀

  5. mmmarzipan December 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Hi! Just stopping by to say I really enjoyed following you in 2012 and have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. If you’re interested in accepting, pop by http://missmarzipan.com/2012/12/31/100th-post-today-with-belated-yet-grateful-responses-to-18-award-nominations/ for more details. If not, no worries 🙂 I gave you a nice shout-out in any case… and I wish you a very happy 2013! 🙂

  6. Becoming Madame December 22, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Last week I sent you a comment nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger Award and the Reader Appreciation Award. A few of the comments went to the spam boxes of other nominees, so I hope you received yours! In any case, I love what you’re doing and am looking very forward to more in 2013! All my best for the holidays! http://becomingmadame.wordpress.com/appreciation/

  7. daisyandthefox December 5, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    I really enjoy your blog and have nominated it for the Liebster award! 🙂
    congratulations – you deserve it!

    Daisy and the Fox

  8. mmmarzipan November 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Hi Natalia! Just stopping by to let you know that I have nominated you for a Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. See http://missmarzipan.com/2012/11/22/3-award-nominations-200-follows-today-aka-very-grateful-and-surprised/ if you’d like to accept. If not, no worries- you have a nice shout-out on my blog in any case 🙂 All the best x

  9. vinicooksveg November 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

    Hi there, I loved the idea behind this blog. Great tips and useful posts!

  10. thewindykitchen October 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    I really enjoy reading your posts and I have nominated you for the Liebster award http://thewindykitchen.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/the-liebster-blog-award/

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy October 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

      Thanks so much! I will quickly visit your blog and accept!

  11. Bluejellybeans January 19, 2012 at 6:06 am #

    Hello Natalia, would you like to answer these questions? http://bluejellybeans.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/very-special-times/.

  12. patti schaefer January 18, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    Hey, nice blog, chica! I will look forward to some good recipes – check out my little tumblr project and please leave behind any insights that strike you in the ESL classroom!
    Hope all’s well. Leandro looks like a precious one. One of these days let’s do try to get together if you’re ever in the city!
    Your Stony Friend


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