Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Reasons to Visit Missoula this Fall and Winter
Just because the weather gets a little colder soon, doesn’t mean that Missoula and Western Montana close the blinds and hibernate for the winter. In fact, the opposite is true. There is just as much to enjoy about our fair city when the snow flies, as when the sun shines 20 hours a day...
Beer with Unique Names
Living in Missoula and being surrounded by some of the finest breweries, we are spoiled with a variety of beer. It’s safe to say that we know good beer when we taste it. Besides just brewing great beer, we are also known for creatively naming our beer too...
Crockpot Football Meatballs Recipe
With football season here, we’re all looking for game-day treat recipes. The easier these recipes are the better. It doesn’t get much better than delicious hot meat on your favorite team’s game day.
Is Montana Home to One of the Deadliest Roads in America?
The answer to this question should be no surprise. Of course Montana is home to one of the top 10 deadliest roads in America. Montana is still wild and untamed compared to most of the United States.
The Best Thing to Come From the NFL
As I have confessed to you before, I am not a big football fan. There are many aspects of the game that I don’t understand, that don’t make sense to me, or that just plain bore me. I don’t understand why they stop the clock after some plays, but not after others. How does a game th…
Beer Drinkers on the Decline
I read a recent statistic that shocked me. Apparently beer drinking is on the decline. According to the most recent Gallup survey, beer consumption is down 20 percent from the 1990s.
What’s in Your Shed?
This summer I have slowly been trying to de-clutter my house and garage. My grand plan is to have a huge garage sale at the end of the summer when I’ve been through everything we own and deciphered if it is worthy enough to take up space in our lives.
Do Montanans Drink More Beer Than Any Other State?
We Missoulians love our beer. Could this be because we love to support our local breweries? Or is it just because we enjoy beer period, no matter where it’s brewed? I think it is both. We just love beer. But are we different than the rest of the state? Do all Montanans love beer as much as we …
Is McDonald’s McDouble McMagic?
For those of us who love the guilty pleasure that McDonald’s food is, we have an answered prayer. According to New York Post columnist Kyle Smith, the McDouble is a wonderful way to eat healthy for cheap.
Floating the Alberton Gorge
Did you know that just a few miles west of Missoula sits a whitewater rafters dream? Yes, the Alberton Gorge is home to class II and class III rapids. This stretch of whitewater boasts five major rapids, and numerous smaller rapids. Not only is this a whitewater lover’s dream, it is just plain…
Easy Cheesy Ranch and Bean Dip Recipe
With all the barbecues and parties I’ve been to this summer, I’ve tasted many types of dip. There is the always famous 7-layer dip, plain salsa, cheese and salsa and the ever beloved sour cream dip. It’s always the same few dips popping up at every party.
Buffalo Wing Bread Sticks Recipe
You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like buffalo wings. You’d also be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like pizza. You can find these two edible delights in almost every town and city across America. So what do you get when you combine two of the most lo…