Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Holiday Mulled Red Wine Crockpot Recipe
My oldest brother has become famous the past few Christmases for making almond roca. It was something that my mother always used to make when we were kids, but hadn’t made in a long time and my brother resurrected it. Along with bringing back the almond roca, my brother has become famous for m…
Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Crockpot Recipe
I absolutely adore scalloped potatoes, but rarely ever make them because they seem to take forever to bake. Scalloped potatoes are my favorite way to cook potatoes. They are creamy, saucy and so delicious.
Grandma’s Homemade Gravy Recipe
My mother is famous for her homemade gravy. She only makes it during the holidays, or when we have big family get-togethers. She gave me the recipe years ago, but I lost it after burning a pan of clumpy gravy. Now that I have a few years of cooking under my belt, I feel more confident in my cooking …
A Colorado anchorman recently went on a humorous rant about the number of snow covered patio pictures he was receiving from viewers. He pleaded with his audience that they could do better than this. He told them that taking pictures of snow covered patio furniture was the easy way out. He begged the…
Pumpkin Cranberry Crockpot Steel Cut Oats Recipe
My mom has been reading up on steel cut oats recently, and was bragging to me about how healthy they are. She was also telling me how to cook them. This involved boiling the water, adding the oats, boiling the oats for 20 to 30 minutes and then letting the oats sit for a few minutes before eating.
Kmart Goes from Ship My Pants to Big Gas to Jingle Balls
If you loved Kmart’s infamous ship my pants and big gas savings commercials, then you’ll enjoy their new Joe Boxer commercial. The ad begins innocently enough with six young, attractive, men dressed in suits standing behind a table playing Jingle Bells with some very large bells.
First Hunting Season
My husband and 12-year-old have been walking all over the hills west of Missoula looking for a buck. The past few weeks of constant searching only to turn up nothing was really getting to my preteen. This is the first year he is old enough to hunt.
Hearty Lasagna Crockpot Soup Recipe
Lasagna is one of those dinners I love to eat, but hate to cook. It is definitely a weekend dinner. The noodles have to be boiled before you can even start putting the lasagna together. Then you have make layers upon layers of noodles, a cheese mixture and a tomato and burger mixture.
I remember as a child thinking that my parents knew everything. They always seemed to have the answers. Before I was a teenager, I looked up to them in awe of all that they knew. They were my heroes.
Super Moist Chocolate Pudding Crockpot Cake Recipe
I love desserts, especially chocolate ones. This one is great because it cooks while you’re at work. If you’re like me and own more than one crockpot then you can have both dinner and dessert ready for you when you get home from your busy day. Imagine how great your house will smell with…