Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
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…
Uniquely Missoula Summer
As we Missoulians know, there is no place like Montana in the summer. The weather is amazing and there is so much to do. It’s one of the best places to live and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking for a few ways to enjoy this summer, then here’s a list of things to make sure you …
Are Montana Drivers the Worst in the Nation?
I know we as Montanans love to make fun of other drivers. This especially seems to be true in the summer months when tourism is at its highest. If you stop at one of our local truckstops, or just take a short drive on the weekend, you will be surprised to see the variety of license plates you can sp…
Easy Blended Coffee Recipe
This time of year I love to drink blended coffees. I would drink one every day if they weren’t so darn expensive and so full of calories. I always try to order mine with skim milk, which cuts down on the calories a little, but I know that doesn’t make it calorie free.
Find New Roads at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine [Sponsored]
If you love things that sparkle and shine, then look no further than the Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine just 20 miles outside of Philipsburg. At the mine you can buy a bucket of 100 percent natural sapphire gravel, and they will supply you with the tools needed to find that one of a kind gem. If you’re …
Summertime Strawberry Lemonade Cookie Recipe
Lemonade and iced tea are the staple drinks of summertime. My favorite has always been strawberry lemonade. It’s quite refreshing on a hot summer day. The tartness of the lemon and the sweetness of the strawberry make it the perfect combination.
Natural Ways to Heal a Sunburn
With the summer in full swing and 90 degree temperatures knocking on our doors almost every day, a sunburnis almost an inevitability. There’s not much worse than spending time enjoying a Montana summer day, only to find you look like a Maine lobster.
Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Recipe
My favorite part of cookies has always been the cookie dough. The balls of dough on the cookie sheet would disappear just as fast as my mom could put them there when my siblings and I were younger. My kids are no different. Another food my kids adore is peanut butter.
Buglin’ in the Big Sky This Friday and Saturday at Sportsman’s Warehouse
Are you and your family a family of buglers? Do you spend quality family time trying to see who can make the best elk call? If so, then you will want to head down to Sportsman’s Warehouse on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and July 20. This event is for aspiring buglers and elk lovers too.
Floating the Clark Fork River on a Hot Summer Day
Four boys, one boat, two oars, one cooler full of food and drinks and six life jackets later we were on the river. It took all of about two minutes on the river before my boys jumped in the water. It was too hot to just sit in the boat and float. It wasn’t too long before I joined them.
6 Things to Do Outdoors This Summer in Montana
I’m always looking for things to do on my days off in the summer. I hate lying around at home and trying to figure out what to do. All I want to do is get out and enjoy the sunshine and summertime while it’s here. To help those of you out who are like me, I’ve compiled a list of my…
BLT Ranch Cold Pasta Salad Recipe
One of my favorite things about hot weather is eating cold pasta salad. Cold pasta salad is the perfect dish for hot summer nights. I throw almost anything in with cold pasta and eat it. You can have a complete meal, quickly and with just a few ingredients.