The Flying Fork

Roasted squash and salmon: summer simplicity

Megan Green Stuke

I wrote last week about liking to cook simple things in the summer that aren't fussy, with ingredients that are easily accessible from the kitchen or garden. I also like to avoid turning on the oven, but when the heat index is over 100 degrees, sometimes indoor cooking is a ...

Pork Crostini with corn relish fancy fare for summer

Megan Green Stuke

In the summer, when food revolves around salads and grills and fresh vegetables, I often forgo things that seem fancy or fussy. We eat whole foods that don't require much in the way of chopping, or even turning on the oven. But I am also interested in using up every ...

Fast frittata makes great breakfast for dinner

Megan Green Stuke

A frittata is basically a crustless quiche. I make them often because it's a quick way to make a nice breakfast for several people, or to make a dinner out of really inexpensive ingredients. They are great for "refrigerator cleanout" because you can add whatever veggies or meat or cheese ...

Sweeten your ice cream with fresh sweet corn

Megan Green Stuke

Every time I tell someone I'm making sweet corn ice cream, I'm met with suspicious stares or, on occasion, downright anger. "Why," they cry, "would you ruin perfectly good homemade ice cream by putting a *vegetable* in it?" My 6-year-old son nearly cried when I first asked him to try ...

Summer's pie: Strawberries and cream

Megan Green Stuke

Summer, for me, is pools, hot dogs, garden salsa and strawberry pie. Not necessarily in that order. I am not much of a dessert eater, but I have never in my life turned down a piece of strawberry pie, no matter what version was put in front of me. It ...

Chicken Divan: a dinner blast from the past

Megan Green Stuke

Your mother probably made this in the '70s, and it might have been a dish she considered upscale enough to don her hostess dress and make for company. Chicken divan is a casserole that over the years has taken on many forms (most of which are unacceptable bastardizations that include ...

Roasted vegetable pizza a quick dinner solution

Megan Green Stuke

Pizza is a fallback dinner at our house. When the cupboard is bare, I can still almost always pull together some sort of pizza-like concoction that pleases everyone and also uses up the random leftovers languishing in my refrigerator. Pizza, in my mind, doesn't always have to have red sauce ...

Hasselback potatoes not much hassle at all

Megan Green Stuke

Steak night at our house is a big affair and we don't like to mess around. We want all the sides and fixin's, and we like to be a little inventive about it so we don't get bored. Everyone loves a good baked potato, but I'm always looking for ways ...

Roasted corn and jalapeno salsa for a taste of summer

Megan Green Stuke

Summer is almost here, and I'm starting to seek out the tastes and colors of warm weather. Winter food tends to be full of browns and oranges, and while those things represent deliciousness like roast beef and pumpkin pie, as summer approaches I start seeking colorful and vibrant food — ...

Breakfast bagel sandwiches for boys and girls

Megan Green Stuke

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence hosts a breakfast at their Teen Center every Wednesday morning. Did you know that? It's free. FREE BREAKFAST. Different supporters of the club come in and cook special things, and the community is invited to come hang out, visit, network and learn about ...

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