Cramer’s Bakery, family owned and operated.

The law of Moses declared that after a tree was planted the following took place;

  • for the first three years its fruit was forbidden,
  • in the fourth year, the fruit belonged to God and
  • it was only after five years that people could eat the tree’s fruit.

Citrus fruits did not come until the New Testament times.



We were created with and for a purpose.  What is my purpose? Once you figure out your purpose then what is your maximum potential of making it happen?  What have you done for other people that show success?  What does God want to do through me?  Why was this ________(ingredient) created? Was my ingredient meant to feed and fuel us?


What are you craving?  Is it attention?  How are you going about that?  Is it sinful?  If it is, what bad came out of it?  Did you think about your self or your worth (value)?  I sure didn’t I have made some pretty bad choices.


We’re all uniquely created!  How would you feel if God did not create you or others?  We all have worth and we are worth it!  Do you have everything you need?  Do you know of others that go without?  Do you have self worth? Is hard work and labor worth it?

Lesson – Eggs

Eggs come in all sizes, color and have many purposes

Adding eggs one at a time

After creaming together butter and sugar, the next ingredients in many cookie recipes is eggs. They should be added one at a time, each one thoroughly beaten in before the next egg is added to allow the creamed butter and sugar mixture to most effectively retain its trapped air. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so all of the butter/sugar mixture is incorporated. After adding the egg, the mixture in the bowl will look curdled and shiny. Keep mixing and the mixture will smooth out.

Lesson -Transformation from the inside out

There are the biblical verses and messages that need to line up with our ingredients. It’s all going to fall into place by helping out at other organizations, spending time with the children. All the children will benefit over time. I want to start a business structure allowing the children to use their gifts that GOD has given them. Miracles happen even in a world that says you can’t, you can! Ask Louie Giglio

What surface are you now?
Brick or mortar
Sand or quicksand
Pebbles or rocks

I will endure whatever is thrown upon me!

Lesson – Eggs
Eggs come in all sizes and colors and have multiple purposes.
Eggs are a perfect representation of salvation
Raise, environment, cracked, separated, heated, boiled and yolk

Transforming from an egg in a hard shell
Cracking the egg shell and seeing that you can change the insides to something amazing. You can leave the yolk and the egg white together. You can separate it. You can wisk it. You can add it to another ingredient.
Egg Yolk

Egg Whites
Beating egg whites properly is the key to creating certain extra light cookies, such as meringues and lady fingers. Three things to remember: the bowl and beaters must be clean and clean from grease. Use a stainless steel or a glass bowl only. Egg whites will whip higher if they’re at room temperature before beating. When beating egg whites at first you’ll have a puddle of clear liquid with some large bubbles in it. As you continue beating, the liquid will become opaque as it forms many more, smaller bubbles. If a point forms and then falls over immediately, the egg whites are at a soft peak. From this point 2—25 more strokes with a wisk will bring you to a medium peak and another 15-20 strokes to stiff peaks. It’s extremely easy to go too far. When you start to see grainy white clumps, you’re beyond stiff peaks and every stroke of the whisk or beater is tearing apart the network of air, water and protein you’ve worked so hard to create. You’ll also see a pool of clear liquid under the foam. The good news is that the foam still on top of the liquid will essentially still work. The bad news is that you can’t really fix what’s happened, other than to start over with new egg whites.

Egg Replacers
Starch based egg replacer
For each egg use
1 1/2 teaspoons tapioca starch
1 1/2 teaspoons potato starch
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon (a big pinch) xanthenes gum
3 tablespoons water
Whisk together well. Let sit for 10 minutes for the xanthan gum to provide some viscosity, then whisk until it appears lighter. You are building many tiny bubbles—the mixture will increase in volume a bit. The idea is to trap some air bubbles to help with leavening the same way eggs do.
Store in an airtight container, mixing in the water as needed.

Separating eggs
Eggs are easier to separate when cold. Crack the shell, and use it to pass the yolk from one side to the other as the white drips down. If you’re worried about food safety, wash the egg in warm water before cracking it.

Creaming Eggs
Cream eggs by adding one egg at a time. After creaming together butter and sugar, the next ingredient in many cookie recipes is eggs. They should be added one at a time, each egg should be thoroughly beaten in before the next egg added, to allow the creamed butter/sugar mixture to most effectively retain its trapped air. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so all of the butter/sugar mixture is incorporated.
After adding the egg, the mixture in the bowl will look curdled and shiny. Keep mixing, and the mixture will smooth out.

Lesson – What is sin ?
Sin is anything that we do, or say, or think
that goes against what God has told us in the Bible to be truth. Sin is anything that makes God unhappy. What are some of the things that we do
that go against God and make God unhappy?
write the sins on an egg with a permanent marker. Write the sins on top of each other so that the egg starts to look really black.

What is this thing we are writing on?
It is just a hard-boiled egg. Have you ever touched an egg? How does it feel? What does it look like? What does the egg feel like, is it hard, smooth, rough, colored or messy. The egg should remind us of our hearts before we knew Jesus. Before we knew Jesus our savior, our hearts were hard and messy and far from perfect. An egg will remind us of what Jesus has done for each of us. Jesus was the Son of God and lived a long time ago. Jesus spent His Life telling people about God, how much He loved each of them and how God wanted them to live their lives. But Jesus didn’t just live for us, He also died for us. He died for us because all of us have done the things that we may have written on our egg. Name some of the things you have lied, been unkind with or not obeyed our parents and write them on the egg. Do you call those things sin? The sin we commit keeps us from knowing God and following Jesus. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 Now I want you to start peeling the shell from your egg. When doing this remember that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. But He didn’t stay dead. After three days, He rose again and is now living in heaven. Jesus died on the cross for you and if you believe in Jesus and tell Him you are sorry for your sin, then He can take away your sin just like I am taking off the dark, hard peel of this egg. When you are done peeling the egg, What does it look like and feel like now? Have different children feel the egg as they answer. (possible answers- soft, malleable, no blemishes, clean) That is what happens to our heart when we ask Jesus to forgive us for our

Sins, the things that make him unhappy. Our heart changes from messy and
Dark and hard to being clean and soft.

If the egg doesn’t peel smoothly its okay! Talk about the fact that we do still sin and we aren’t perfect, but, we are clean and soft and ready to follow Jesus. Take the opportunity to lead children into prayer and give them a chance to accept Jesus as their savior.

Egg yolk
Egg white
Whole egg
Over easy egg
Hard boiled egg
Scrambled eggs
Parboiled eggs
Parched eggs
Fried eggs

Boil it

Most recipes call for eggs to be beaten until they’re light and lemon colored, that means they’ve incorporated an appropriate amount of air.

Egg whites can be beaten until they’ve ballooned with air and become meringue.

And if you beat eggs together with fat (creaming eggs and butter) you produce an emulsion that can hold more air than either alone.

Double Acting BAKING POWDER and SODA

Most baking powder on the market today is double-acting; this means that its reaction occurs in two stages, using two different acids. One acid reacts very quickly and, when combined with a liquid, it helps to aerate the batter. The second acid is slower-acting, and begins to release carbon dioxide only when heated. This is the advantage for several reasons. It gives the baker more flexibility when it comes to items such as baking powder biscuits which can be made ahead, then refrigerated before being baked and the biscuits will still have some chemical “kick” left by the time they hit the oven.

Since double-acting baking powder includes a perfectly balanced amount of acid and soda, you don’t need to worry about an aftertaste (as long as the baking powder is evenly distributed).

When a recipe calls for baking soda, you can choose to use baking powder instead. However, since the baking powder possesses an inherent acid/base balance, any acidic ingredient in the dough won’t be neutralized and will therefore have a more prominent flavor. If you like the slightly acidic flavor of buttermilk and your recipe calls for baking soda.  If you want to neutralize it, try using baking powder instead, which will allow the flavor of the buttermilk to be more assertive.

In general terms, up to 1 teaspoon of baking powder or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda is sufficient to 1 cup of flour in any given recipe.  If you want to use baking powder as a substitute for baking soda, you’ll need about four times the amount of baking powder as baking soda called for in the recipe:

1/2 teaspoon baking soda = 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Substituting baking soda for baking powder is a bit trickier. You can make the substitution successfully only if there’s enough acid present to react with it; don’t substitute baking soda for baking powder in a recipe without some clearly acidic ingredients.

We all need them in our lives, we may not want to hear or listen to the words, but, there is a reason they are being spoken to us!


To be it you must seek it!

Who needs guidance;  infants, children, teenagers and some parents and for the most part this guidance comes from other generations grandparents.

Through prayer I will ask God to direct me on how to orchestrate and guide you. I want all of us to be there for Gods precious and vulnerable children in a positive and an encouraging way.

As we guide them we also allow them to be what God wants them to be.  There have been many times that I have been used and abused and yet I look back and think that had to take place in order  for me to be where I am now.

At my business I never had any age restrictions because after all why restrict them from expressing themselves?  We are in their lives to provide them with consistent support system and to encourage them.  The educational life skills they will be learning are designed to help these children strengthen their chances of a bright future.

Mentoring children will give each of them the confidence and self-sufficiency for an independent life.

I want these children to see what God can do for them through me and others.

God has provided me the key ingredient to teach the children with.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10 NIV

Teachable Moments

Taking Direction During Teachable Moments

I at a young age would stand near my father watching him work hard laboring; sweating, sifting, lifting, measuring, folding and cutting. I wanted to be near him, so, I would do whatever I could do to be part of the environment.

Later on in life…when I was teachable, I learned from my father by standing with him, which brought me closer to him. Eventually, my father trained me how to roll out Danish (several steps and stages to this), scale it, refrigerate it, roll in the margarine, roll it three fold, refrigerate it, roll it out, fold it three fold, refrigerate it, then roll it out to cut it, twist it, mold it, top it, proof it, bake it for it to become a sweet beautiful item to ingest or digest.

I remember my father showing me how to cup a small piece of dough in the palm of my hand and lightly flour the work bench service to prevent the dough from sticking or slipping from under my palm. He had a knack and a feel for the size you must have in the palm of your hand.  I soon learned that was key to the proofing and baking of the item.

Our workbench was about 20 feet long (he and I would share one side of it working out long pieces of Danish dough.

I lived for and thrived for my father’s attention.  I was his side kick. We did many things together including; riding motorcycles, washing our vehicles, we worked on cars together, we fished together, we water skied almost every weekend light rain or bright sunny days, we went to car races together and we went camping as a family at least one time a year.

Our time was precious versus owning possessions. I do not recall being without any of what people call the latest and the greatest items and to this day I still do not live that way.

Does that mean I had or have everything?
I think we must define what everything is.

What is everything to you?
I think family unity is everything.  

Money cannot buy you happiness, it only buys you temporary pleasures and once those are acquired, you crave more which sometimes causes undue debts or habits that will eventually kill you or at least put you in some sort of depression.


Trials In My Life

Well I hope you are ready to hear about all the trials that took place in my life.
I call them trials because, you never know the verdict till you go to trial and for some time after you come out of a trial setting.

When you are placed in the presence of a trial, you are either innocent or guilty of the charges being presented. But, what if you are a victim in the trial setting.

What if you are on the jury, family or a friend or an innocent bystander, or a witness?

What have you experienced through all this uncertainty? My feeling is you are guilty till proven innocent.

I know firsthand if you would have made good choices you wouldn’t be questioning the situation at hand but, being we are human beings living in this sinful world.

We are among-st worldly people.

We could be committing sin and not even think much about it till you walk away or something bad happens from it.

  • Do you have all the facts?
  • Do you have circumstantial evidence?  Is it hearsay?
  • Do you keep your thoughts in your head for a bit, pray about it, then speak up?
  • Do you gossip?
  • Do you put yourself in vulnerable situations?
  • Does everyone have all the facts.

There are people who watch, listen and hear what they are being told but, we honestly may not even know if it’s true or not, till your world is rocked beyond all means by what the jury convicts you of.

Much of the work is eliminated in this version of a classic by purchasing packaged sliced mushrooms. Served over buttered noodles, this creamy dish will become your new comfort food. Chicken Stroganoff: Ingredients: 1 pound sliced baby bella or cremini mushrooms 1 medium onion, finely chopped 7 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 pound egg…

via Food For The Soul Recipe- “Chicken Stroganoff” — Praise 1300

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