The Flying Fork

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 ...

Ballard Banana Pops a good sweet treat

Megan Green Stuke

Feeding kids is a huge challenge. They are picky, messy and prone to preferring preservatives and artificial color over fiber and vitamins. At the Ballard Center, where I work, this is a daily task. We try to feed the children healthy things, but we also don't want hungry kids running ...

Albondigas for Monday Tapas

Megan Green Stuke

Meatball Monday is a "thing" at our house. I don't do it every Monday, but I do it regularly enough that I like to try to change things up so as to avoid a meatball slump. In an effort to be mindful of our health, I try to use leaner ...

Rustic beet panzanella

Megan Green Stuke

If you have never had Limestone Pizza's Warm Beet and White Bean Salad, you should rectify that immediately. It is a beautiful winter salad that I would happily eat any time of year. It's vibrant in taste and color, and it's filling, so the name "salad" hardly does it justice. ...

Mustard, mashed potatoes and March Madness

Megan Green Stuke

March is a very special month in Lawrence, and I'm not just talking about basketball. The venerable Free State Brewing Co. also hosts its annual March Mustard Madness event wherein hundreds of different kinds of mustard are trucked in and trotted out to your table to sample in myriad ways. ...

Sesame steak rice bowls a quick, nutritious lunch or dinner

Megan Green Stuke

I make rice bowls regularly because they come together quickly and can really utilize whatever ingredients are waiting in your refrigerator or pantry. Chicken, steak, shrimp, pork — all work in a rice bowl. Or you can forgo the meat altogether and make a really tasty vegetarian dish with some ...

Girl Scout Cookie Pie

Megan Green Stuke

We all love Girl Scout cookies, right? So this is a wonderful time of year when sweet shining faces appear at our doors with boxes of goodness wrapped in community love. I have some friends who work for the Girl Scouts, and they had the great idea to use some ...

Curried roasted chicken salad

Megan Green Stuke

A roasted chicken is a thing of beauty. It is so simple to prepare and can provide several meals for a small family with minimal fuss. Also, there is the added bonus of a carcass for later stock-making. I roast a chicken several times a month and usually serve it ...

Penne a la Bacon

Megan Green Stuke

Cooking weeknight dinners can be tricky when time is an issue. Often, meals get plugged in between sports practices, baths, homework and chores. In order to handle the "no time for dinner prep" evenings, it's good to have a few stand-by ingredients on hand. In my house, bacon and shrimp ...

Pulled pork arepas

Megan Green Stuke

Recently, a friend suggested I write about arepas, and I realized I'd completely forgotten about the easiest way to pull together a complete meal in minutes. I hadn't made arepas since college, when they were a standard way to quickly and inexpensively serve dinner to a guest or four. Arepas ...

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