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May 18, 2014

Gregston employee wins coveted “Silver Spoon”

MARLOW — An employee of Gregston Nursing and Rehab in Marlow has received the coveted “Silver Spoon” award after taking part in a state-wide culinary competition.

Cassandra Moyer, the assistant dietary manager of the nursing home, submitted a sopapilla cheesecake to the competition, hosted by Coalition of Advocates for Responsible Eldercare (CARE).

The competition took place April 24 at Oklahoma City’s U.S. Foods demonstration kitchen, though the winner wasn’t announced until May 7 in Norman at the Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Providers/Oklahoma Assisted Living Association annual conference.

Jeff Gregston, administrator of Gregston Nursing and Rehab, said they held a contest among employees at the nursing home to decide who would participate at the statewide competition.

Moyer’s award-winning recipe includes six 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, one and one half cup of sugar, another four cups of sugar, five teaspoons of ground cinnamon, two tablespoons of vanilla, one half cup of melted butter, two 10 by 15 Puff Pastry sheets and one quarter cup of honey.

The directions:

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 Prepare a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

 Beat cream cheese with four cups sugar and the vanilla until smooth.

 Place Puff Pastry sheet on cookie sheet. Evenly spread the cream cheese on the Puff Pastry sheet and cover with the remaining Puff Pastry sheet. Brush butter over the top and stir together the one half cup of sugar and cinnamon.

 Sprinkle mixture over the top of the cheese cake.

 Bake in the oven until the pastry has puffed and turned golden brown for about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and then pour honey onto the pastry.

 Let it cool completely before cutting it.

Moyer was one of two state champions of the award for the 2014 year. The other was Ramona Hair, a cook at Gran Gran’s Place from Yukon, according to CARE Oklahoma’s website.

 

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