Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Missoula Spreads the Love for One of Their Own
My Facebook has been flooded lately, but not with the usual buzzfeed quizzes or mind numbing videos of people or pets doing random things. For the past few days my account has been packed by loving Missoulians who are coming together to support one of their own.
Cadbury Easter Egg Bar Recipe
My husband is absolutely in love with these bars. He loves them so much that it is rare he will share even a bar or two. He is known for eating the entire pan himself. It doesn’t matter that he practically makes himself sick by doing this, he still won’t stop eating them.
Colorful Crispy Easter Egg Recipe
That’s right folks, spring is here which means Easter is just around the corner. I love Easter. It is one of my favorite holidays. I love hiding eggs and candy for my kids to find and watching them run all over the place searching for it. I love watching their eyes light up as they find …
Four Fresh Alcoholic Spring Drinks
It’s looking like this weekend is shaping up to be the first real shot of spring weather we’re going to get this year. As far as I’m concerned, this calls for a celebration. What better way is there to do that than by kicking back in a lawn chair, soaking up the sun and sipping on …
Crockpot Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole Recipe
Are there times when you want pizza, but you don’t have time to make homemade pizza after work and afterschool activities? Of course, you could always use a frozen pizza, but they still take time to bake and usually don’t taste too great either.
Chocolate Cake with Applesauce Recipe
My mother has been telling me to substitute applesauce for oil in my recipes for the past couple years now. I haven’t tried cooking with applesauce yet, but I have tasted a few things my mother has made with it. It is surprising that you can’t taste the applesauce at all, but it does man…
Easy No Bake Oreo Cream Cheese Cupcake Recipe
It’s no surprise that Oreo is America’s favorite cookie. How could any red blooded American resist the crispy chocolate with special cream in the middle? Then there is cheese cake. The Golden Girls loved it and so do pretty much every other woman in America (and lots of men too).
Easy Stuffed Pepper Recipe
This recipe is one that my husband usually makes. He likes to make stuffed peppers during the summer on long floating trips. At around noon, he pulls the boat onto a little beach, breaks out the mini barbecue and cooks up the bad boys.
Country Ranch and Bacon Pea Salad Recipe
I used to hate peas when I was younger. Every time my mother would fix them for dinner, I would bury them under some other food to try to get out of eating them, or drown them in ketchup to hide the taste.
Easy Cream Cheese Apple Cake Recipe
This past fall I was lucky enough to receive buckets and buckets of free apples. With all the apples I made gallons and gallons of pie filling. Since then, my family has been eating apple pies until it has come out their ears. I’m not sure if they are getting tired of them yet, but I sure am.
What is the big deal with bacon? Why does everyone love bacon so much? Everywhere I look on social media someone is posting this or that about how great bacon is. Really? Do people really have nothing better going on in their lives that they have time to talk about bacon?
What to Do in Missoula Now That Spring is Finally Here
It seems like months since we’ve seen grass (maybe because it has been). Now that the green stuff has finally appeared, we should take advantage of it. I know I’ve been dreaming of this day for quite some time now. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter and the snow, just not so much of…