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Sharon Stroko

Chef Sharon Stroko
Sharon Stroko is a registered nurse who specialized in infusion therapy. At the peak of her nursing career, Sharon had the chance to turn her hobby and passion for cooking into a career when her sister Marcia invited her to become a partner in the bed & breakfast and conference center. She took the plunge and has been enthusiastic about creating tasty and healthy meals for the guests at the Inn.

Sharon has always been a cook. By the age of 10 she was boning chickens and making beef stew. Because of her Polish heritage, Sharon has also honed the art of making pierogis.

Her reputation for delicious meals has grown and guests are always enthusiastic to try Sharon�s latest creations.

Inn the Kitchen with Sharon

Rather then milk and cookies try leaving Santa a piece of this Cranberry Cheese Pie. Merry Christmas!

 

Cranberry Cheese Pie

 

 

Honey Crisp

Cranberry Cheese Pie

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
    I cup of orange juice
    � cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar divided
    � cup of light corn syrup
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    1/3 cup of water
    1 cup halved orange sections
    8 oz. cream cheese
    2 tablespoons of grated orange rind
    1 unbaked 9 inch pie pastry shell
    1 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts

Combine cranberries, OJ , � cup of sugar and corn syrup in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes until smooth. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth, and then stir into the cranberry mixture. Boil 1 minute. Stir in oranges. Chill covered
Combine cream cheese, orange rind and the 2 tbs. of sugar, beat until smooth, and spread into the pastry shell.
Spread cranberry mixture over the cheese filling.
Sprinkle with nuts
Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until center is firm.
Chill and serve.