Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

August 29, 2016

 The dough is very soft,  just use the brush to shape them when you put on the milk and all will be fine. Love the crunch and not to hard. 

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 Cup sugar and some for sprinkle

3 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspo...

August 26, 2016

No dairy, and only three ingredients. Four, if you add Vodka or Rum. I didn't count the crushed ice. So simple and refreshing and I might add, so good for you. If you do add the Vodka or Rum, drink it in the Coconut with a pretty straw. It will make a big difference....

August 24, 2016

The Orange Curd tastes like a dream.....sickle. As you can see my Oranges are green, they never turn orange on the outside but in the inside they are a little orange, and my lemons or limes are green. But they sure have flavor and they make my Orange Curd taste so good...

August 22, 2016

 This impromptu Pork Sandwich is to satisfy Chuck for awhile so he won't eat all the pork. I want to make Tacos. But try the bread, easy and fast.

                                                                I am making pork for Tacos, so today it's a Sandwich t...

August 18, 2016

Another year has passed for Chuck and I and it's our Forty-third anniversary. I began to reflect and look for meaning. Well, first off I had to look up what meaning means, (what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated, signification) So I guess what w...

August 15, 2016

                           Add the softened butter to the yeast. 

                           Bring it all together and knead.


August 12, 2016

This time I made individual pizzas and one big one with this recipe. This is not thin pizza, this is fluffy and yeasty and oh so soft pizza dough. You could make all the dough into small pizzas for a party, I got 8 small pizzas out of half the dough and made one large...

August 7, 2016

Using frozen hash browns will be a whole lot faster and much easier for anyone who can find frozen hash browns. I can't find any here in the jungle so I made my own. So this fast and quick recipe for me was slow and long. But take heart, for most of you I am sure you w...

August 3, 2016

This is an article I wrote for check them out.

1. Now that you’re close to 60, you just better hurry up and get on with your life. It’s yours anyway. And you don’t have much time left. And if you are younger than this, start thinking about it. Your age wi...

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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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