Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

February 21, 2017

 Making your own tortilla chips makes all the difference and really it's just standing  there and frying for a few minutes. Easy

 Layer Tortilla Chips, spread on the beans and sprinkle with Jalapeño and grate on the cheese and top with the Pork,...

February 15, 2017

 I love this old slow cooker my sister gave me. You can brown the meat first on the stove and then plug it in and let it cook away. Simple and so good

 2lb. pork roast 

1 onion sliced

4 or more cloves of garlic

salt and pepper

BBQ sauce that you like

Brown the roast in...

February 10, 2017

This Cake takes the Cake in terms of ease. Ok I will admit it and it's ok I used a box cake mix. You have to, I have made this cake so many times from scratch and the box, and you must use the box it holds up under (or over) the pineapple and butter and brown sugar and...

February 5, 2017

Just in time for Valentines Day and easy to make and you might have all the ingredients on hand. 

I used Almond extract but you can use Vanilla if you like. I like the Almond flavor with the sugar and butter cookie.

They are so pretty too. 

1/2 Cup unsalted butter, s...

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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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