Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Taking My Gun for a Walk
This past weekend I spent many hours taking my gun for a walk. I know to some it may seem like a waste of time, but he had been a really good boy and was just begging me to take him for a walk in the woods.
Creamy Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
With cold and flu season here the staple food for the sick is chicken noodle soup. I grew up eating canned bland chicken noodle soup every time I had a cold. This was fine when I was a kid, but now that I’m older I have a bit more discerning pallet.
Just Say, “No,” to Murder, She Rewrote
What is the deal with NBC? Are they trying to make me hate them? I can’t believe that they can’t find one person there who can come up with an original idea. Instead they are dead set on taking classics and regurgitating them. I want nothing to do with the putrid stench that will be waft…
5 Cold Fighters
With the first snow of the year on the ground already, it’s time for people to start passing around bugs. The common cold is one of the most infamous of all bugs to be generously shared every year. My family survives at least one cold every winter, some more severe than others...
Crockpot Cranberry Barbecue Chicken Recipe
With Thanksgiving almost here, you will find cranberry sauce along with stuffing and pumpkin pie puree on sale almost everywhere you go. So, why not buy it while it’s cheap and use it for something else besides just as a side dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Cranberry sauce is my husband, my kids’ and …
Super Simple Oven Canning Can Save You Money
Have you ever thrown out dried goods because they went stale or you found meal worms feasting in them? Did you know there is a very simple way for you to save these precious goods from spoiling for years? Oven canning is really easy, and the best part of it is that you don’t have to buy a big …
Twenty Pound Carp Runs for Office
Recently a 20-pound carp ran for city council in Ann Arbor Michigan, but was unsuccessful in clinching the win. It seems that this large fishy fellow was seeking to win by write in votes. He first gained notoriety when preservation workers at a local pond caught him vandalizing vegetation. He was qu…
Super Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe
My mom makes the pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving. However, the last two years that she’s been in charge of making the pies, she has forgotten to add the sugar to them. Have you ever tried a pumpkin pie that didn’t have sugar in it? You need to eat it with a whole lot of whipped cream.
Creamy Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing Recipe
I’m one of those people who loves stuffing. I’ve never understood why it is only a main side dish during the holidays. If I had my way, we would eat it once a week in my house. Sadly, however, my kids don’t quite feel the same way about stuffing as I do. We eat it more than just during the holidays,…
Kids are Hilariously Wise
Having four kids of my own I get some pretty interesting answers for the questions I ask. Some of my favorite answers come from asking my kids the question they just asked me. I’ll give you an example.