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!
How about you? What would you like to ask Lisa?
What’s would your perfect food day?