Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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.
Men and Women Ad Swap
I know people think that men and women are created equally, but I’m here to tell you that they aren’t. There are just some things that women can do and make look good that men just can’t. No matter how sexy and seductive men try to be, they just can’t seem to pull it off. Not…
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…
What It’s Like to Kiss a Stranger
What do you think it would be like to kiss a total stranger? I’ve been married for a few years now, so I can safely say that I haven’t thought about kissing a stranger in quite some time. Though, I will admit that in my younger days, I did kiss a frog or two before I finally found my pri…
Healthy and Simple Fruit Cobbler Recipe
I have always loved cobblers. Fruit mixed with a crunchy crumbly topping is just divine. The one thing that did bother me was how much sugar and butter was in a cobbler. I always felt like it was making my healthy train derail.
Best and Easiest Lemon Cupcakes Ever Recipe
My brother loves lemon, always has. When we were growing up, he always wanted a lemon meringue pie for his birthday. He would always scoop the meringue off of the pie and devour the lemon custard. I haven’t ventured into making a lemon meringue pie, yet. However, I have attempted lemon bars wi…
What and Who Are You?
It seems that every day I peruse Facebook, someone has posted a quiz of some kind or another. I have to admit that I take almost every one of them.
Best Sons Ever
As you may already know, I am the proud mother of four boys. To say that my life and my house is filled with noise and dirt is an understatement. I sometimes find myself daydreaming of pink, flowers and girls that smell like cotton candy instead of boys that smell like farts. However, I am not delus…
St. Patrick’s Day Fluff Recipe
I know it may seem a little early for a St. Patty’s Day recipe, but it is just around the corner. It’s one of those holidays that I always wish I enjoyed a little more than I do. Last year was the first year that I’ve made corned beef and cabbage, ever. I plan on doing it again bec…
Parents – Can’t Live Without Them, No Matter What Your Age
I recently read an article that made me stop and think. This article was about grandmas and how invaluable they are. I don’t often appreciate all that my parents do for me and this article made me realize just how lucky I am to have them.