Cooking In the Jungle

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With Deby

April 27, 2018

It's just a subtle flavor of the Strawberry Yogurt but it's there and it's moist, marinated Strawberries on top and it's a very nice dessert. My company thought so anyway. I love pound cake but this cake only has 1/2 cup of butter and it's fine.

Does anyone else use cak...

April 19, 2018

I am not making these again without the jam. Oh and the sea salt, both make them so much better. Really I should not be making them at all because sitting in my freezer they call my name every evening until they are all gone. Chuck does the same thing and he always say...

April 15, 2018

I have made this cake many times and I thought it needed more vanilla so this time I added vanilla paste with the vanilla seeds still in it and I think it added more flavor for the vanilla part of the cake and then I added some almond x to the chocolate part and I gott...

April 11, 2018

 For me this is an easy dish to put together for a potluck. For you it will be even easier because you can get a rotisserie chicken at the market and shred it up and tuck some inside a flour tortilla and fry to golden brown and dip into guacamole or like here cilantro...

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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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