Elk Tacos topped with Butter Braised Radishes

These elk tacos have a two fun twists; the first twist is topping the tacos with butter braised radishes and the second is making homemade tortillas with garbanzo flour. I hope you enjoy creating and eating these tasty elk tacos 🙂


1 pound elk hamburger, browned

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

½ cup garbanzo flour

3 tablespoons olive oil

¾ cup water

2 tablespoons butter

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

7 medium radishes, quartered

6 medium radish greens, chopped

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


Homemade tortillas

In a large bowl combine flours and salt. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface and knead a dozen times. Add flour and water as needed to achieve smooth dough. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 8 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6 – 7 inch circle.

In a large nonstick skillet, coat with cooking spray and cook each tortilla over medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until lightly brown. Remember to reapply cooking spray for each side of the tortilla. Keep warm.

Elk burger and butter-braised radishes

Add the elk hamburger and ½ teaspoon garlic powder to a large skillet and cook until browned, about 8- 10 minutes.

Remove and place in bowl and keep warm.

Add the butter, quartered radishes and chopped radish greens to the same skillet used to brown the meat and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes and remove from heat.

Plate tortillas and add cooked elk burger, followed by a generous layer of butter-braised radishes and top with cilantro.


In place of elk hamburger you may use ground beef.

In place of homemade tortillas you may use packaged tortillas.


Everything in the kitchen Huckleberry Muffins

These are perfect to make for guests who drop by for morning coffee. You can whip these up with little to no ingredients that are left in your kitchen. In about 25 minutes everyone will have a sweet treat to enjoy with their mug full of coffee.


2/3 cup flour, sifted

1/3 cup spelt flour, sifted

1/3 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup sour cream

1 tablespoon honey

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon vanilla

Dash of nutmeg

1/3 cup frozen huckleberries


Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Sift flours in medium bowl. Add in oats, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl beat egg and add to mixture in medium bowl. Fold egg into mixture. Add in honey, sour cream, vanilla and nutmeg; mix well. Gently fold in huckleberries. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400F for 15 – 17 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Mini Squash Quiches

I love using vegetables in breakfast recipes. These little quiches are so fun to make and will be a crowd favorite. Enjoy 🙂


2 yellow squash, peeled into strips

6 large eggs

½ cup spinach diced into small pieces

2 mushrooms diced into small pieces

1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon paprika for garnish

6 compartment muffin tin


Pre -heat oven to 375 F.

Peel yellow squash into strips and roll strips into circular rolls. Place 6 squash rolls in each muffin compartment.

In a medium bowl mix six eggs and add in diced spinach and mushrooms. Add in cheese, salt and pepper.

Pour mixture over squash rolls and garnish with paprika.

Bake for 40 minutes.


Farm Style Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are such a good go to recipe for pot lucks, community gatherings or holiday event. These have a slight twist because they use pickled radish pod juice and are topped with bacon! Mmmmm 🙂


12 hard-cooked eggs

3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

½ cup sour cream

1/3 cup potato flakes

*2 tablespoons radish pod juice

2 tablespoons fresh parsley

1 tablespoon fresh chives

5 cooked egg yellows

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


In medium bowl combine sour cream, potato flakes, radish pod juice, fresh herbs, and seasonings: mix well.

Cut eggs in half lengthwise.

Add 5 yolks to mixture. Find a use for the remaining yolks (dog bowl at our home).

Spoon mixture into each egg white half.

Garnish with bacon.


In place of radish pod juice you may substitute pickle juice or pepperoncini juice.