Friday Foodie – Lisa of Snappy Gourmet
We've got a super start today for our Friday Foodie food blogger interview! Lisa Huff of Snappy Gourmet has won a lot of food competitions and has made an appearance in magazines, local news programs Food Network shows, and even the Rachael Ray Show – wow! Allow Snappy Gourmet's recipes are original to Lisa with an eye on making it easy to do – her site is full of recipes that you can just whip up with needing a culinary degree (perfect for me!).
I love her Friday Fab 5 series and as I recently pulled out and dusted off my crock pot I am using her 16 weeks of slow cooker recipes as a bible!
Let's meet Lisa!
 Have you always been a foodie, or is that something you grew into?
I’ve always been a foodie and I grew up in the kitchen. Both my parents cooked a lot and we didn’t go out to eat much, so I grew up thinking everyone knew how to cook. Creating recipes and experimenting in the kitchen always came naturally to me and it wasn’t until I was older that I realized that wasn’t the case for everyone. I also enjoyed cooking growing up so I could choose what we had for dinner!
 How and why did you begin your blog?
I entered cooking and recipe contests for a long time before starting my blog. I did well with the contests, but after awhile I got bored creating recipes to fit the rules of each contest and wanted to create my own recipes. As more and more people started asking me for recipes I figured a blog would be a great way to store recipes for friends and family so next thing I knew, Snappy Gourmet was born!
 What’s your favorite thing to make/cook?
I love combining traditional recipes and different ethnic dishes into one. One of my favorite things to make at the moment is my Caribbean Tacos. It combines Caribbean and tropical flavors with Hispanic and I love that it’s a quick and easy year-round dinner.
 What is your favorite thing to eat?
We’re not counting calories, right? My major weakness is ice cream. I could eat it all day long and never get sick of it! Add some hot fudge, nuts, and whip cream and I’m really in trouble!
 What is your comfort food?
My comfort food is Italian food since that’s what I grew up eating a lot of. I’ve never had a pasta dish I didn’t like. J
 Describe your perfect food day?
Well, assuming we’re not counting calories again, I’d start off with an omelette with ham, cheese, and mushrooms. For lunch, I’d have a chopped salad with blue cheese, bacon, and chicken. For dinner I’d have Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese from my slow cooker. Of course for dessert, I’d have a huge hot fudge sundae.
 What are three other blogs that inspire you?
There are so many wonderful food blogs out there that it’s hard to pick just three! Here are a few of my favorites right now…
I love all their creativity and their recipes and photos!
 Do you have advice for bloggers just starting out?
My biggest piece of advice at the moment is to do a lot of research BEFORE you start blogging. Once you start, it’s hard to go back and make changes and start over. Of course there will always be a learning curve and changes will always be necessary but the more you know at the beginning the better off you’ll be in the long run!
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How about you? What would you like to ask Lisa?
What's would your perfect food day?
What’s not to like about pasta dishes! Comfort food!
@Barb, totally agree!
That buffalo mac n cheese looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your interview with Lisa!
@Brenda, I know, I can’t wait to try this!
She likes the same type of foods I like. And I really love ice cream with hot fudge and whip cream. Thank you for sharing
@Linda, can’t beat hot fudge!
I love reading stuff like this to get to know the blogger writing the posts. I will definitely be stopping by to check our recipes!! Thanks. – Holly
@Holly, I too like to meet new people in the blogosphere and so glad you enjoyed meeting Lisa.
How fun! I love reading about other food bloggers. Great post!
@Krissy, thanks! I am always looking for new folks to add, let me know if you are interested in being interviewed.
OMG that Buffalo Mac and Cheese looks AMAZING and those tacos sounds phenomenal. I need to for sure check out her blog. Thanks for sharing!!
@Jamie, please do, Lisa’s site is fabulous!
Caribbean tacos look amazing! I will have to try these.
@WorkAtHomeWisdom, yes I love the idea of the Caribbean flavors!
Those Caribbean Tacos look AMAZING! Great interview <3
My stomach is grumbling looking at all these food pictures from your friend.
@Nancy, I know it is tough being friends with food bloggers.
Oh my goodness! That Buffalo Mac n Cheese looks delicious! And it’s a slow cooker meal?? Awesome! Slow cooker meals are so much easier to make 🙂 Thanks for sharing some of your Snappy Gourmet recipes Lisa!
@Trippy, I know no fuss, easy!
Very nice interview,I will have to pin the tacos and mac n cheese.
@Laurie, hope you like them!
Love the buffalo Mac and cheese! And the link to Mississippi Kitchen.
@Jackie, can’t wait to try it!
Wow, everything looks so delicious.. and gourmet of course! I can’t believe she has 16 weeks of slow cooker recipes too! That is amazing!!
@Jenn, I know that will keep me in recipes for a long time!
Buffalo Mac and Cheese I just got to try this. Sounds delicious.
@Romanita, I know I had never thought of this combo, sounds awesome!
Those tacos look great!
@Angela, I think so too, love tacos and can’t wait to try these!
Think I will try the tacos, I doubt the grandkids are old enough to like a buffalo mac & cheese.
@Karen, hope you like them!
looks interesting. thanks 🙂 🙂 haha
I love her idea of a perfect food day. Yumm!
@Richard, I have to say I agree!
The slow cooker recipes look great. Thanks for sharing!
@Christina, I can’t wait to try them too!
buffalo chicken and mac and cheese look delicious
@Krystel, I agree! I totally want to try it myself!
I love the Snappy Gourmet blog! I’ve made her Buffalo Mac and Cheese before and it’s a huge hit!
@Carly, oh that is so awesome to know, I haven’t made it yet, but totally want to!
Great interview!! I always love seeing everyones background on food/cooking!
@Lindsay, it is so fun, I am always looking for other food bloggers, let me know if you are interested!
i think buffalo chicken mac and cheese would be one of my choices too!
Look yummy……..starting to feel hungry …. 🙂
The tropical/caribbean tacos recipe looks so good!! Gotta remember that for Taco Tuesday!
@Lauren, ah taco Tuesday would love to institute that in my house! Hubby is French and not a big fan, so that isn’t likely to happen, but whenever he is away on trips I totally make them for myself!
First off that mac n cheese looks divine right now! and i think if i was able to have a perfect food day – where my allergies didn’t exist – it would involve a lot of bread, cheeses and probably a decadent dessert like tiramisu or something =)
@Laura, I like your style!
That buffalo mac & cheese looks so good! Thanks for sharing, I loved reading about Lisa!
@Erica, I am looking forward to trying it out, I think it looks delicious too!
Those Caribbean tacos look SO delicious. Going to have to try them out.
@Jessica, totally agree, love the addition of the citrus!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Those tacos look delicious! Definitely need to try them 😀
I love when you do interviews! Inspires me to do more!!!
@Candace, thanks! I think it is a fun way to get to know other people!
I love hearing about people! This is great!
I too am addicted to ice cream (well more specifically Talenti gelato)! – Those Caribbean tacos look delicious and I love how you combine Caribbean and Latin flavors, very creative!
@Chanel, ahhh gelato, yeah, that is definitely a problem for me, and Talenti…love them! What is your favorite flavor?
I love a good butter pecan 😀
Those carribbean tacos look so so good! I will have to check out her blog
@Fatima, please do, she combines healthy and tasty like you wouldn’t believe!
That mac and cheese looks pretty awesome. I agree with her on the ice cream weakness, there is a tub calling me from the freezer right now, ha. I wish I could cook! Also this interview has made me hungry 🙂
@Alice, I don’t keep ice cream in the freezer for exactly that reason!
Oh my that taco looks to die for! I want one right now..
@Erica, I know, doesn’t it? Totally trying these out!
I love reading about other bloggers, I’m going to have to try her slow cooker recipes 🙂
My favorite flavor is the butter pecan. I have to avoid eating a pint in one sitting 😀
@Chanel, me too, me too! There is a place about an hour away from my house that makes the most awesomest butter pecan milk shake, some days it is all I can do not to drive there!