Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Hearty Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
A few years ago I was at a get-together and someone brought this soup to it. I loved it and absconded with the recipe before the night was over. Since then, it has been a staple cold-weather meal in our house.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
The recent colder weather has been making me itch for some pumpkin. I can taste it. Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes pumpkin season. It’s the time of year when pumpkin flavored everything appears.
New Test Show if Students Are Fat
In some states public schools have initiated an annual student weigh-in. The students’ body mass indexes are measured and the reports is sent home letting the parents know if the parents and student should be concerned about the child’s weight.
Easy Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe
I’m quite anxious for fall to finally get here. It’s my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing color and the pumpkin flavored everything. Pumpkin is the mascot for fall. I love everything about it, the color, the smell and the taste.
Yeah! Pumpkin Beer is Here!
There is a rumor going around that fall flavored beer is already out on store shelves. Apparently some beer drinkers are upset because they think that summer isn’t over yet. These beer lovers don’t want to even see a fall flavored beer until the leaves start to fall. However, I love fall…
Delicious Nutella Cheesecake Bar Recipe
I am a big Nutella fan. It is just the right mix of hazelnut and chocolate in a delicious creamy spread. My kids love to eat it on plain bread or with jam. It’s a great substitute for peanut butter. I like to use it instead of peanut butter in recipes. Just make sure that the recipe you’…
Easy and Cheap Cream of Anything Soup Mix Recipe
I’m one of those people who loves cooking. I love cooking with recipes that call for cans of soup because they seem to make the recipes quicker and easier. However, I hate how expensive soup is now. I can remember a time when soup was 50 cents per can. Now you’re lucky to find it on sale for a dolla…
Delicious Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe
The zucchini plants in my garden have been spitting out zucchinis like crazy. There’s only so much raw zucchini, barbecued zucchini and fried zucchini that I can eat. I had to find something else to do with the stacks of zucchini that were piling up. So, I did what any woman does when she needs a ne…
Crockpot Football Meatballs Recipe
With football season here, we’re all looking for game-day treat recipes. The easier these recipes are the better. It doesn’t get much better than delicious hot meat on your favorite team’s game day.
Easy Dirty Dirt Cake Recipe
My oldest son’s birthday is this week. Every year I make my boys whatever cake they want for their birthdays. This winter I made a dirt cake for my twins for their birthday and my oldest loved it, so he requested it for his birthday. I am very excited to make this cake again, as it involves no…