Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Cat Wears Hero Cape
I’ve never been a huge fan of cats. I don’t dislike them, I just like dogs better. Now that I think about it, it might not be the cats’ fault that I don’t care for them so much, but the crazy cat lady’s fault. There’s just something strange about a single woman ow…
Montana Teens Save Man’s Life
I have to give a little shout out to my home town, right now. It seems that a handful of track students from Frenchtown High School saved a man’s life this past weekend after a track meet. The man was having a seizure in his car in a grocery store parking lot and the teens acted quickly to get…
Easy Blended Iced Mocha Recipes
The time of year is fast approaching for iced coffee. I loved iced coffee in the Spring and Summer. I often drink it in the afternoons as a pick me up or a treat, but have also been known to suck it down in the mornings on the way to work.
Healthy Cowboy Cookie Recipe
My husband’s favorite cookies of all time are cowboy cookies. He loves them because they are the perfect mix of oatmeal, walnuts and chocolate chips all in one delicious cookie. This recipe takes the original and makes it even better by making it a little better for you.
Strange License Plates
I recently got a new-to-me car. Yes, I know it’s very exciting. No more Cheerios all over the floor or fruit snack wrappers strewn about. No more gum stuck to seats or that boys’ locker room smell. It’s heavenly.
Finally, Proof That Montana is The Best State
All we Montanans have known this as a fact for some time now. That’s why we live here. However, it seems that the rest of the United States has finally realized it, too.
Cherry Pie Pocket Recipe
All of my boys (my husband included) love pie. I can never just bake one pie. I have to make at least two pies every time I bake them. If I don’t, there are never any left overs and then I’m really in trouble.
Italian Chicken Bake Recipe
I love Italian food. It’s my favorite type of food. This recipe is layered like lasagna but has a whole different taste. The Italian sausage and the peppers really gives it a nice bite.
Greek Cold Pasta Chicken Salad Recipe
When the weather gets cold, there is nothing I like better than a cold pasta salad. It just always seems to hit the spot. It’s great for moms because it can be taken to picnics and potlucks as a side dish or it can be used as dinner.
Chocolate Cherry Surprise Cake Recipe
I made this cake twice last week. I got the idea from the back of the cake box. It had a recipe in which you baked two cakes and put the cake together as you normally would, except you would put the can of pie filling in the middle of the cake layers and only frost the top. I tried this and it taste…
Cold Japanese Chicken Salad Recipe
When I was growing up we took in a few Japanese exchange students. Every now and then they would cook for us. This is one of the dishes that they made for us. Well, it’s at least the Americanized version of the salad that they made for us.
Smores Cake Bars Recipe
With Spring here and bonfires and barbecues in our very near future, it’s time to break out the smores. This recipe is a great way to break out the smores any time of day or night. It is one of those treats that looks like it takes a lot of time and hard work to make, but is actually really ea…