Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Super Easy Summer Fruit Cookie Recipe
Lemon desserts are quite popular in my house, especially this time of the year. There is just something about summer that screams lemon. Perhaps it’s because lemonade seems to be the drink of choice when the weather is hot. There is just nothing like drinking a tall glass of cool lemonade on a…
It’s hard to drive in Missoula and not see a handful of homeless people holding signs on one corner or another. Missoula is home to the homeless.
Fat Wild Kingdom
We have a dog that is a little on the hefty side. She is so large that the vet has told us she needs to lose 20 percent of her weight. This wasn’t a shock to us as her nickname is Moo Moo.
One Pot Italian Veggie Pasta Recipe
These one pot recipes have been flooding my Facebook page lately. I haven’t tried to make one yet, but I’m going to try to make at least one this week. They look super easy. All you have to do is just throw everything into a pot and cook it on the stove.
My 10 Favorite Pinterest Health Quotes
I am a bit of a health nut (emphasis on the nut). That just means that I try to be healthy, but I do it with a sense of humor. I try not to take anything too seriously.
5 Fun Kids Drinks for Summer
There’s just something about summer that makes me want to celebrate every day. These are drinks that I might normally make for a party or special occasion the rest of the year. However, summertime and no school is good enough reason for me (and especially my kids) to celebrate.
10 Reasons Why High Waist Shorts are a Bad Choice
I recently ran across an article on Facebook written by a very wise person. I have to admit that I didn’t read the article, but I was instantly drawn to the topic. So, I decided to use this topic for my own article. Here it is. Ten reasons why high waist shorts are a bad choice
Fun Summer Ice Cubes for Kids
Staying cool in the summer is important. Getting kids to drink enough can be especially hard. It seems that every summer at least one of my boys gets a minor case of dehydration. The heat and blazing sun doesn’t seem to bother them.
Everyone’s Favorite Crab Salad Sandwich Recipe
My family loves crab, but it’s so expensive. So, I like to use imitation crab when the crab is not the main part of the meal. It’s much cheaper and the taste is close enough for cooking purposes. This crab salad sandwich recipe I’m sharing is a family favorite.
Baked Banana Bread Donut Hole Recipe
My boys love donuts, but I hate giving them the deep fried version. I know donuts aren’t the best food to give them, but I do let them eat them every now and then. After all, I can’t force them to eat oatmeal every day.
Healthy No Bake Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies Recipe
I love making cookies for my family and they love to eat them. However, I get tired of eating (and making) the same old chocolate chip cookies over and over again. So, I am always looking for new recipes to try out, especially recipes that are sneakily healthy. That way I can give my family the swee…
You May Be a Home Grown Montanan if…
My boss is not from Montana, he lives in the big city of Portland. Every time I talk to him he asks me what I’m up to here in beautiful Montana. I’m always telling him hunting and fishing stories, most of which he finds humorous. He also is amazed at some of the things we Montanans do th…