Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

March 30, 2018

Week night dinner for 4 in a hurry. Mix up some eggs and milk and pour over cheesy filled mild chilies and dinner is in 45 min. 30 minute meals are so, most of the time not happening ok I'll give ya grilled cheese. Although you could make this casserole in the morning...

March 23, 2018

 I have had this recipe for over 30 years it's from an old Betty Crocker recipe card, and I have also been making it that long. No need of a candy thermometer for both of theses recipes. Just some constant stirring. Both are equally delicious. Hope you c...

March 17, 2018

Freezing these bars makes all the difference in the world.  Just make them and put in the freezer and cut when ready to serve or cut and freeze and have one or two anytime you like. They are so good and so summery. Everyone will love them. 

For the crust

1 stick of...

March 12, 2018

Makes 12 rolls

1 tablespoon active-dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup milk

1 large egg

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups  all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon butter, melted for brushing on top before baking. Use a very light brush and small

1. Combin...

March 7, 2018

 The Kale 

I started with the Kale and washed and dried it, it needs to be very dry. Tear into pieces and take out the center stem, it's tough. Lay on a cookie sheet and add some olive oil not to much just a drizzle and rub onto all pieces and lay in an e...

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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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