Welcome to A Table Full of Joy! I’m Lisa, gamer, reader, baker, Christian, blogger, photographer, and videographer! I am so excited to share my favorite inspired recipes from my favorite games, books, and movies!
ABOUT A TABLE FULL OF JOY
Not too long ago I met up with a longtime friend from high school in the DC area. We both happened to be there at the same time for different reasons, but it was wonderful getting to catch up. Well, she just so happens to be an amazing food blogger. At the time, I was keeping busy taking care of the home and my husband, reading lots of awesome books, playing fun games, but not much else. I had lots of free time.
Knowing I love to cook, she encouraged me to start my own blog. So I decided to combine what I am passionate about! I wanted to start making recipes that are based off of my favorite books, games, and movies! My husband and I settled on the name A Table Full of Joy because we not only eat at the table but play games there too! Plus we strive to be joyful people and want that to come across in everything we do!
I love having a theme to the meals I create and how much fun they can bring to a get-together. So that’s what this food blog is, lot’s of themed food from all sorts of fun and exciting books and games!
I am originally from a little town in northern California. I have always loved cooking and baking. In high school I signed up for every culinary class I could take, I competed in cake decorating competitions and salad making competitions and learned a whole lot about food. Because of my love for cooking, I thought I wanted to be a chef someday. It wasn’t until I worked for a small, family ran restaurant that I realized I wasn’t cut out for that sort of career. So, I decided to look at other career options and found something completely different.
I earned my bachelors degree in geology and then I moved to New Mexico where I attended graduate school at New Mexico Tech. A school full of crazy smart people and also me! If New Mexico Tech is known for 2 things it’s Engineering and the huge gaming student population.
I met my husband Josh there and have lots of wonderful memories from that time! Up to this point I was a causal gamer and avid reader, but Josh showed me a whole new world of games! I remember sitting down and playing Portal for the first time- at Josh’s insistence and had so much fun! He was really into League of Legends at the time so I got to watch him play that, while I tried to study.
After graduating from Tech I got a career job and worked as a geologist for almost two years until Josh and I got married.
Now, even though I still love geology, I love being a stay at home wife even more! I get to focus on my blog full time, creating fun recipes! My husband and I live in New Mexico and absolutely love it here! New Mexico is full of wonderful people, great weather, lots of green chile, and tacos!
All throughout school and now in marriage I love coming up with creative fun meals to eat and share with friends. Once I even created a whole surprise Lord of the Rings birthday scavenger hunt for Josh. It included about 25 people, costumes, props and of course food! It was so much fun! He then turned around and had all our friends recreate Hunger Games for my birthday. That included a reaping (where I had to volunteer as tribute because my little sister’s name was called!), fake weapons and lots of running around! Josh and I love being creative and playing all types of games. Even my sister threw me an Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower. It was amazing!
I want to bring some of that fun to you! Currently I am working on my Hearthstone Menu! Hearthstone is a fun, online card playing game from the same makers as World of Warcraft! To learn more about it check out my What is Hearthstone? page!
Just a few of the fun inspired recipes I’ve done include:
- Mickey Mouse Sugar Cookies (seriously the best sugar cookies ever!)
- Portal Chocolate Cake
- Wookie Cookies
- Disneyland’s Mint Julep
- Stuffed Evolving Spores (a favorite of my husband!)
Do you have a recipe from a movie, book, or game that you’ve always wanted to try? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and I’ll try to make it happen!
Recently I was invited to talk about how much I love Hearthstone and how I combined that with my passion for baking on the podcast The Happy Hearthstone!
So pull up a chair, try some food and welcome to A Table Full of Joy!
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