Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

December 4, 2019

 I don't know what is happening to me, but lately I have been cutting my fingers all the time. I am not sure if my Costa Rica knives are supper dull and my brand new knives in California are supper sharp, but my fingers are cut up. I know I should be more concerned wit...

June 21, 2017

My taste tester Alejandro said  these are so good and I have to agree even two days later they were great with dinner and perfect with breakfast. Oh and smell well you will just have to try them out and see or smell for yourself.

 Makes 12 if you squeeze them in


March 21, 2017

All of this adds up to be a beautiful bar. To me you can never go wrong with the start of Shortbread on the bottom of anything. Really. 

Chocolate,  Carmel and Pecans are just icing on the cake. Wait this is so easy to make too. The Carmel takes one minute of stirring a...

November 9, 2016

I am calling this Book Club Coffee Cake because this is what I brought to the Book Club, it's a pot luck situation, I have made this many times before and it always turns out great. Make sure you bring your ingredients to room temperature before you start the cake. It'...

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I'm jumping in. I'm not your mother's blogger, oh wait I am. So I thought at 67 I know a little about cooking and baking. I am ready to share my sweet life here in the jungle of Costa Rica. My home away from home. My outside cooking area, eating area, living area. The "rancho" as it's called here in Costa Rica. I live here with my surfer husband of 44 years. We are retired  from California, born and raised.  I cook quite often. If I get bored, I bake and then try to give my goods away. I also sell baked goods to some cafes and folks around here. We really don't need to eat all that sugar.


I learned to cook from my husband's Grandma, Marie, who was from Italy. So of course I love to make Italian food and we love Mexican food also. But I will try to cook anything.  Everything I make has a piece of Grandma Marie in it.  More about her later. 


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