Welcome to A Table Full of Joy! I’m Lisa, baker, avid reader, Christian, blogger, photographer, and videographer!
Here at A Table Full of Joy you will you will find everyday recipes from my kitchen! From tasty entrees and fabulous desserts to delicious drinks!
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ABOUT A TABLE FULL OF JOY
Knowing I love to cook, and wanting to be able to work from home I decided to start a food blog!! My husband and I settled on the name A Table Full of Joy because we loved the idea of having the table be where everyone comes together- whether it's to play games or eat lots of food!
Plus we strive to be joyful people and want that to come across in everything we do!
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 won competitions in cake decorating and salad making 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 bachelor's 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 casual gamer, an avid reader, and loved everything outdoors. I would bake and cook for my friends and they would get to try all the tasty (and sometimes not so tasty) recipes.
After graduating from Tech I got a career job and worked as a geologist for almost two years until Josh and I got married.
When I was working as a geologist, my then boyfriend (now husband) helped me make this cake! Which then became the inspiration for my favorite Chocolate Cake recipe ever! I've come a long way in learning how to decorate a cake since then
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 and tasty 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!
I want to bring some of that fun to you along with all my favorite recipes! I try to share all my tips and tricks so you get a perfect result every time.
When I first started my site I was focused on trying to recreate food from books, games, and movies. So if you see some of those recipes now you will understand why they are there!
- My German Chocolate Cake placed second at the local Pecan Convention here in town!
- I won a local recipe contest with my White Chocolate Cheesecake recipe!
- I have lots of Geeky Recipes- both from video games or recreating Disneyland treats, in addition to all my normal delicious recipes.
- My first real big viral post was on Youtube and it was for my Hot Cocoa Bombs- with over 7.5 Million views!
- I spent a lot of time on creating a Hearthstone Menu and was even featured on the opening screen of the Hearthstone game player once. It was so exciting!
- I also was featured on a podcast once for my love of creating recipes inspired from games! Check out my podcast interview about my love for Hearthstone and cooking up delicious dishes on The Happy Hearthstone!
For those who don't know Hearthstone is a fun, online card playing game from the same makers as World of Warcraft! To learn more about the game check out my What is Hearthstone? page!
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