Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Almost Famous Artichoke Dip Recipe
One of my very best friends is famous for making this delicious artichoke dip. It is something everyone begs her to make for family gatherings. After much begging and pleading, she finally relented and gave me the recipe.
Apple Pie Bread Recipe
If you ever go to the local bakery or drool over the pastries in the local coffee shop while you’re waiting for your latte, then you will love this simple recipe I have put together for you. I came up with this recipe while trying to make zucchini bread. It seems that I had run out o…
Oreo Krispy Cookie Recipe
Oreos are America’s favorite cookies, and who doesn’t love the snap, crackle and pop of Rice Krispies? So, what could be better than smashing together two of everyone’s favorites to make one heavenly crunchy treat?
Horrible Father’s Day Gifts
For this blog I went straight to the source, I asked my wonderful husband what he thought would be a terrible gift to get for Father’s Day and below are the answers he gave. It is only fair to note that my husband is an outdoorsman and has not a metrosexual bone in his body. He is much more comforta…
A Sad Day for Chickens
At the beginning of this year I made a resolution to eat healthier and get in shape. I have been trying to do this slowly to hopefully make the changes that I’ve made stick. One of these changes is trying to cut out meat that is full of antibiotics.
5 Gifts for Teachers to Say Thank You
With the last days of school upon us, we are all looking for ways to show our children’s teachers how much we appreciate all the hard work they’ve done this past year. I know we can never possibly hope to repay these teachers for everything they do, but even a little …
Cold Parmesan Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
I love pasta, but during the summer months, I loathe hot pasta dishes. So to satisfy my pasta cravings in these hot months, I’ve created my own cold pasta salad recipe. This is my absolute favorite, but not all of my kids love peppers, so I do get a dirty look or two from a couple of…
Chocolate Protein Unbakes Recipe
Growing up, I can remember my mom and older brothers making unbake cookies. My brothers and my mom loved to make them because they were quick and easy, and full of chocolate. I had only made them once since becoming a mom, but when I did, my boys loved them.
HIs Wife Has Bear Hair
My husband is a born and bred true Montanan. He loves and lives to fish, hunt, hike and enjoy the outdoors. During our married life, I have learned just how deep his obsession goes with this beautiful place we are lucky enough to call home.
Cheat on Your Cheesecake Cheesecake Recipe
Do you love cheesecake, but hate the calories? I myself am a cheesecake lover, but don’t eat it as often as I like because of how fattening it is. That, and well, to make a traditional cheesecake, you have to bake it. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a true cheesecake.
Bike for Beer
What would you do if your favorite bar was on wheels? What if your favorite bar was environmentally friendly and could take you to other bars? Well, in places like Minneapolis, Nashville and San Diego, this is a reality.
Find New Roads Fishing the Rivers in Rock Creek [SPONSORED]
Just a short drive east of Missoula sits one of Western Montana’s greatest fishing destinations, Rock Creek. Only a handful of streams across the world can even compare to the fishing that this creek has to offer.