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Friday Foodie – Lisa of Snappy Gourmet

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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!

Food blogger interview - Lisa of Snappy Gourmet Lisa Huff

[1] 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!

[2] 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!

[3] 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.

Food blogger interview - Lisa of Snappy Gourmet - Caribbean Tacos

[4] 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!

[5] 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

[6] 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.

Food blogger interview - Lisa of Snappy Gourmet - buffalo macaroni and cheese

[7] 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…

Mississippi Kitchen

Very Culinary

Noble Pig

I love all their creativity and their recipes and photos!

[8] 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!

snappy gourmet Thanks Lisa!

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How about you? What would you like to ask Lisa?

What’s would your perfect food day?

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Chanel | Cultural Xplorer

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

My favorite flavor is the butter pecan. I have to avoid eating a pint in one sitting :D

Andi Fisher

Wednesday 5th of November 2014

@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!

Sarah Shermann

Wednesday 8th of October 2014

I love reading about other bloggers, I'm going to have to try her slow cooker recipes :-)


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Oh my that taco looks to die for! I want one right now..

Andi Fisher

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

@Erica, I know, doesn't it? Totally trying these out!


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

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 :)

Andi Fisher

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

@Alice, I don't keep ice cream in the freezer for exactly that reason!


Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Those carribbean tacos look so so good! I will have to check out her blog

Andi Fisher

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

@Fatima, please do, she combines healthy and tasty like you wouldn't believe!