Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

April 30, 2017

A glass of wine or a beer and you have dinner! You could add a nice salad if you feel the need and I did but the next day it was beer and a bread stick. They are a little soft and crunchy. The Mozzarella gets a little crunchy as it oozes out of the bread sticks and the...

April 26, 2017

You will have a really hard time not eating it all up by yourself so make two batches. I brought this to a little boys birthday party on the beach and it was a hit. This Carmel Corn would be a great gift for Christmas too. I know a little early to say that but you coul...

April 23, 2017

Two layers, one is a rich brownie and then on top is the Salted Macadamia nuts, butter and brown sugar. 

It's rich and chocolaty and then salty to boot.  

My friend Jana that lives in Maui came to visit here in Costa Rica and she brought me 2lbs of  Salted...

April 17, 2017

The crust adds so much flavor to this quiche you really should try it, add just a little or more to make it the way you like it. Spicy or not to spicy. You know I like it spicy. This is such a great leftover the next day to. We had it for dinner with a salad and breakf...

April 12, 2017

 This comes together so easy really. I know it looks hard but the dough is easy to work with and as you can see I am not good at cutting it even and it still came out looking pretty. But the flavor is outstanding, it's a yeasted  sweet dough and it's so hard to stop ea...

April 7, 2017

Chuck had to have the Bull Fighter, it's hot very hot you need a pitcher of very cold beer near by. 

I started with a thin crust and added my sauce although I made it a bit more spicy than my usual.

I added 4 Jalapeños sliced with the seeds left in. 3 chorizo s...

April 1, 2017

I guess I am on a roll. I loved using this dough so much I wanted to try bacon and cream cheese and I added a little jalapeño because I had one ready on my jalapeño plant. I took this to our Beach Party. It's a pot luck and everyone brings something delicious. 


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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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