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!).

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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?

70 Comments

  1. Linda Manns Linneman
    October 3, 2014

    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

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Linda, can’t beat hot fudge!

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  2. How fun! I love reading about other food bloggers. Great post!

    Reply
    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Krissy, thanks! I am always looking for new folks to add, let me know if you are interested in being interviewed.

      Reply
  3. Jamie @ Makeuplifelove
    October 3, 2014

    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!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Jamie, please do, Lisa’s site is fabulous!

      Reply
  4. Barb @ A Life in Balance
    October 3, 2014

    What’s not to like about pasta dishes! Comfort food!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Barb, totally agree!

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  5. Brenda
    October 3, 2014

    That buffalo mac n cheese looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your interview with Lisa!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Brenda, I know, I can’t wait to try this!

      Reply
  6. Holly
    October 3, 2014

    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

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Holly, I too like to meet new people in the blogosphere and so glad you enjoyed meeting Lisa.

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  7. Angelic Sinova
    October 3, 2014

    Those Caribbean Tacos look AMAZING! Great interview <3

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  8. Nancy
    October 3, 2014

    My stomach is grumbling looking at all these food pictures from your friend.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Nancy, I know it is tough being friends with food bloggers.

      Reply
  9. Work at Home Wisdom
    October 3, 2014

    Caribbean tacos look amazing! I will have to try these.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @WorkAtHomeWisdom, yes I love the idea of the Caribbean flavors!

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  10. TrippyCusp93
    October 3, 2014

    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!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Trippy, I know no fuss, easy!

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  11. laurie damrose
    October 3, 2014

    Very nice interview,I will have to pin the tacos and mac n cheese.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Laurie, hope you like them!

      Reply
  12. Jackie Jernigan
    October 3, 2014

    Love the buffalo Mac and cheese! And the link to Mississippi Kitchen.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Jackie, can’t wait to try it!

      Reply
  13. Jenn Erin
    October 3, 2014

    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!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Jenn, I know that will keep me in recipes for a long time!

      Reply
  14. Romanita Hughes
    October 3, 2014

    Buffalo Mac and Cheese I just got to try this. Sounds delicious.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Romanita, I know I had never thought of this combo, sounds awesome!

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  15. Angela Price
    October 3, 2014

    Those tacos look great!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Angela, I think so too, love tacos and can’t wait to try these!

      Reply
  16. Karen Jaras
    October 3, 2014

    Think I will try the tacos, I doubt the grandkids are old enough to like a buffalo mac & cheese.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Karen, hope you like them!

      Reply
  17. Nuresha Perera
    October 3, 2014

    looks interesting. thanks 🙂 🙂 haha

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  18. RICHARD HICKS
    October 3, 2014

    I love her idea of a perfect food day. Yumm!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Richard, I have to say I agree!

      Reply
  19. Christina G.
    October 3, 2014

    The slow cooker recipes look great. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Christina, I can’t wait to try them too!

      Reply
  20. krystel
    October 3, 2014

    buffalo chicken and mac and cheese look delicious

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 3, 2014

      @Krystel, I agree! I totally want to try it myself!

      Reply
  21. Sarah Moana Tabart
    October 4, 2014

    awesomeness

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  22. Carly Anderson
    October 4, 2014

    I love the Snappy Gourmet blog! I’ve made her Buffalo Mac and Cheese before and it’s a huge hit!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 4, 2014

      @Carly, oh that is so awesome to know, I haven’t made it yet, but totally want to!

      Reply
  23. Lindsay
    October 4, 2014

    Great interview!! I always love seeing everyones background on food/cooking!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 4, 2014

      @Lindsay, it is so fun, I am always looking for other food bloggers, let me know if you are interested!

      Reply
  24. anna pry
    October 4, 2014

    i think buffalo chicken mac and cheese would be one of my choices too!

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  25. fionpu
    October 4, 2014

    Look yummy……..starting to feel hungry …. 🙂

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  26. Lauren
    October 5, 2014

    The tropical/caribbean tacos recipe looks so good!! Gotta remember that for Taco Tuesday!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 5, 2014

      @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!

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  27. Laura Waxman
    October 5, 2014

    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 =)

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 5, 2014

      @Laura, I like your style!

      Reply
  28. Erica @ SimplySweetPrints
    October 5, 2014

    That buffalo mac & cheese looks so good! Thanks for sharing, I loved reading about Lisa!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 5, 2014

      @Erica, I am looking forward to trying it out, I think it looks delicious too!

      Reply
  29. Jessica Doll
    October 5, 2014

    Those Caribbean tacos look SO delicious. Going to have to try them out.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 5, 2014

      @Jessica, totally agree, love the addition of the citrus!

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  30. Jon Heil
    October 5, 2014

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. Rebekah
    October 6, 2014

    Those tacos look delicious! Definitely need to try them 😀

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  32. Candace
    October 6, 2014

    I love when you do interviews! Inspires me to do more!!!

    xoxo
    Candace
    http://www.FromCtoC.com

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 7, 2014

      @Candace, thanks! I think it is a fun way to get to know other people!

      Reply
  33. Neely
    October 7, 2014

    I love hearing about people! This is great!

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  34. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
    October 7, 2014

    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!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 7, 2014

      @Chanel, ahhh gelato, yeah, that is definitely a problem for me, and Talenti…love them! What is your favorite flavor?

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      1. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
        February 21, 2015

        I love a good butter pecan 😀

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  35. fatima
    October 7, 2014

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

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 7, 2014

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

      Reply
  36. alice
    October 7, 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 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 7, 2014

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

      Reply
  37. Erica
    October 7, 2014

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

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    1. Andi Fisher
      October 7, 2014

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

      Reply
  38. Sarah Shermann
    October 8, 2014

    I love reading about other bloggers, I’m going to have to try her slow cooker recipes 🙂

    Reply
  39. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer
    November 2, 2014

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

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    1. Andi Fisher
      November 5, 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!

      Reply

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