Recipes and Stories for a Full, Filled Life

John 10:10 - Jesus said, "I came that they (you and me) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance - to the full, til it overflows.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New Cookbook for Children and Beginners Now Available!

New cookbook for kids and beginners now available! 
Just in time for Christmas!

“Cooking with Baka”
 by Diane Fechter

Who or what is “Baka”?  Baka* is the name that my oldest granddaughter gave me when she was learning to talk.  The name stuck!  As a young mom, my 3 children always helped in the kitchen.  Now as married adults, they are awesome cooks!  These days I enjoy cooking with my grandchildren.  This cookbook includes some of our culinary creations.  It also contains inspirational encouragement, fun quips, photos and quotes.

In the title, Cooking with Baka, a key word is “with”.  Little ones can learn so much when “with” an adult.  Cooking is no exception.  If you’re a mom, grandma, auntie etc. you can build special memories in the kitchen.  It’s not just making a memory, it’s intentionally being a memory!  Most recipes will need the help of an adult or older child.  Each recipe contains steps that an adult needs to help with, such as using sharp knives and stirring on the cooktop.  Cooking with a child can open up doors of communication.  It can also help with reading and math skills.  Lessons can be learned in science and creativity.  Cooking is a life-skill that is fun.  Make memories that you and your child will treasure in the years to come. 

At the beginning of each section, there is a short introduction.  This will give helpful tips and encouragement, as well as general cooking instructions.   Cooking with Baka is great for beginner cooks…but contains great recipes for everyone!

*Not knowing until recently, “Baka” is the Serbian word for “Grandma”.  My super-intelligent granddaughter must have known that!

Diane also has two other cookbooks available:
 “Recipes for a Full-Filled Life” and “Celebrating the Seasons”.

All three books are available for $10 each or $13 each if shipped.

To order, send check made out to:
 Diane Fechter 3557 Jansen Dr. North, West Bend, WI  53090

For pick up orders email:

or call 262-338-0205.