Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
My 5 Favorite Christmas Movies
I don’t usually watch movies, not because I don’t like them, but because I don’t have much free time to do so. However, the holidays are different. During our brief break from sports, school and work, my family and I love to watch Christmas movies...
My 5 Favorite Christmas Candies
Every year at this time my shopping cart and my house are filled with Christmas candy. There are just some holiday treats I can’t make, or just refuse to because they are perfect just the way they are. Don’t believe me, just try to make any one of my favorites better. I bet you can&rsquo…
Holiday Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe
My husband absolutely loves sugar cookies, however I don’t have the same feeling toward them as he does. (It’s safe to say that I could leave them if given the choice). But, because my husband loves them, I do end up making them quite often.
Wintry Minty Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
I love peppermint. Christmas time is great for baking with peppermint. My friend makes a peppermint fudge that is to die for, and she only makes it at Christmas, of course. I like to eat as many goodies made with peppermint as I can this time of year, because it’s very hard to find the rest of…
When did the holidays get so stressful? I don’t remember them being like this when I was a kid. Of course, back then I wasn’t a mom and Santa.
Holiday Chai Tea Mix Recipe
If you have a chai tea lover in your life, then this recipe will make the perfect gift this holiday season. I have been searching for a recipe like this for a while now because my mother absolutely loves chai tea. She loves drinking it, but hates paying $4-$5 per jug of liquid chai tea concentrate a…
5 Great Secret Santa Gifts
With the Christmas season upon us, it’s time for secret Santas. It doesn’t seem to matter if you work or not, just about any group, club or job you do will have a secret Santa exchange. The hardest part of being a secret Santa is knowing what to get for someone else, especially when the …
Acapella Version of Little Drummer Boy Is Amazing
This video has been all over my Facebook page. I usually don’t watch videos that get posted to my Facebook, especially music videos, but this one was posted so many times that I had to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised.
Super Simple Crockpot Chicken Alfredo Soup Recipe
When my husband and I were first married, I made chicken alfredo at least once a week. It was one of those few things that I could cook at the time. Since then, my recipe reprituar has grown immensely. I’m not afraid to try cooking new things, so the old chicken alfredo got put on the back bur…
It’s Time for Christmas Programs Again
It’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas program time. The time when parents pack into gymnasiums and auditoriums like sardines to watch their children sing holiday classics.