Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

June 29, 2018

For the crust

1 stick of unsalted butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 cup flour GF if you like works great

3/4 cup of Almonds made into meal in a food processor, roast them first while whole for more flavor

1/2 teaspoon salt

The Lemon Curd

4 large eggs

4 large egg yolks

1 cup sugar


June 27, 2018

Water Melon, Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberries and Blueberry puree with Coconut Water. The vanilla Ice Cream makes for a Creamy and Fruity delight on a hot day. Fourth of July is just around the corner and the kids and adults will all love this, not to sweet treat. Gr...

June 26, 2018

Usually when you buy Flautas at a Mexican Restaurant they are filled with pork and that is just the way Chuck likes them, me on the other hand loves them filled with Potatoes and I do love them seasoned so this recipe is so easy. I used Lipton Onion Soup Mix and roaste...

June 20, 2018

The name says it all, if you like coffee taste with your chocolate this is it. Rich and a bit bitter form the 60 percent chocolate bittersweet chips I used on top. You really can taste them even though they are only on top. You could add nuts if you like I just kept it...

June 19, 2018





I was craving Cinnamon Raisin Toast so I had to make the bread, cool thing is you get 3 nice loafs of bread. Freeze one eat one and give one away if you can. I added just a handful more of raisins to the already great recipe. It has lots of cinnamon and sugar so to...

June 11, 2018

 Got this for a wedding present and I wish I knew who gave it to us all those years ago.

Mashed banana folded in egg whites and heavy cream and this old waffle iron from our wedding, still wish I knew who gave this to us.

 And this cool old plate that my sister gave me m...

June 4, 2018

I haven't used this 11 inch pan before today for a Quiche and I think it worked out better than my pie pan. This is what I will use from now on, it makes a thin quiche and that is the way I like it. And I think the crust tastes better too. Well, it could be all the jal...

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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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