Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

January 29, 2018

This is a half cheat Cupcake. I made the Cupcakes from scratch but asked Chuck to go to the store to get the frosting for me and he did ( sweet man) Every time I make frosting here it melts so fast off the cake it's crazy. So you know the store bought kind is easy and...

January 25, 2018

Oh Man are these ever good. You start the day before, please don't get scared away!! They are worth it. Really, all your doing the day before is mixing up the dough and then letting it sit all night on the counter with a cover on top. The next morning you knead a littl...

January 12, 2018

 I have made Scones not to many times and really they are a very easy and such a satisfying treat in the morning or afternoons. You don't have to get out the mixer and they come together in no time at all. So makes some and you will love the almost shortbread flav...

January 8, 2018

 I had a big problem as this does happen in the Jungle now and then. The electricity goes on and off on some days and today was a very windy day. I should have paid attention to the wind. But I didn't and I put this lemon scented cake into the oven and set the timer to...

January 2, 2018

I made this small batch of cookies for a friend and I loved them for their small and tasty bites and I really didn't want any leftovers. 

  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • ...
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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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