Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

November 29, 2017

 All of the ingredients can be in the fridge and waiting for you to put together for a quick and easy little appetizer for friends and family. Toast some good bread slices and microwave the Brie for 30 -45 seconds add a spoonful or 2 of canned Cranberrie...

November 22, 2017

This is a simple and fast Fettuccine for anytime, Dinner or Lunch. There is no cream in this one so it really is on the lighter side if you don't look at the butter and that's good because I could not stop eating it, and I just had the leftovers for lunch. You can doub...

November 17, 2017

Oh these are good. Crisp, crunchy, salty, spicy if you want. Great with soup or like so many things just a glass of wine, or maybe a salad.  I am always looking for recipes to make with my sourdough starter, this is a good one, try it. Not to difficult to make and only...

November 10, 2017

I made these for my friend Bianca because I know she loves anything Chocolate and she just had a baby so I wanted to take something with me on my first visit to see baby Bruno. Oh he is so cute. Anyway Chuck and I always say we are not to big at all on Brownies and nev...

November 7, 2017

I have used this cake for Coffee Cake with Cinnamon, Brown Sugar and nuts on top, Cherries and sometimes Chocolate Chips, and now Apples and Almonds.

It's an easy never fail Cake with Sour Cream and eggs and it always holds up to whatever I put on top or in it. It's ric...

November 3, 2017


Lets make this one easy. Start with a good ol can of already spiced pumpkin the small one will do. Buy some already made crust and cut out your circles with a cookie cutter or a glass use about a 3...

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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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