Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

May 29, 2017

 For a fun and quick dinner try this skillet dinner. Chicken, bell peppers, onions, cheese and some spice and it's on the table in one hour.  I think this would be a good thing to bring to a potluck and slice it when you get their and don't forget to bring the sal...

May 26, 2017

I was wondering what I could do with this chocolate pudding mix I had, I bought it for some other recipe and never used it. So I began to look around and there is all kinds of cookies that use pudding. Who knew, everyone but me I guess. So here is my version, most of t...

May 21, 2017

 I think this place looks like something out of Arabian Nights, I need to read that book now. This is where we meet for our Book Club I know, beautiful right? It's hard to talk about the book we just read with this view calling my attention. But this is a food blog aft...

May 15, 2017

I really want to make those really cute and fast videos with the ladies hands and nails all pretty mixing away and I can't stop looking at their nice hands and painted nails. I am not even sure what they are making. So now I need a hand model for my short and fast litt...

May 4, 2017

I used fluted pans for this, but I have used small dishes that can go into the oven too. Heat proof bowls. No need to oil the dish so it's healthy. Right?

Everything you like in a Taco but it's a salad and fast. Open a can of beans, red, black or pintos and add coo...

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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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