Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

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With Deby

May 23, 2016

Does anyone know how a fried egg got to the top of the heap of foods? Now a days put an egg on top of anything and heck you got a beautiful meal. It's an Egg. Don't get me wrong I love a fried egg like everyone else it seems. Who brought the egg to new heights? I'm cur...

March 1, 2016

I need help fellow food bloggers. What do you do when you know it's time to lose a few pounds? Stop cooking? Stop baking? What about the pictures I need, yes pictures I need to post, of food? No one wants to see my lettuce sandwich. No one wants to see my hard boiled e...

January 26, 2016

A new recipe for me, and I found it to be very good. Easy dough to work with and the flavor is really nice. I really was suprised that it kept it's nice shape and ended up larger than I thought it would b...

October 7, 2015

Italian Comfort

Hot Italian sausage, potatoes, bell pepper, and onions sautéed in olive oil and then I added wine. I put all this in the oven to roast for a bit and then placed it on top of a soft bed of polenta. Man was it good. For 2 people with leftovers for lunch to...

September 13, 2015

                   Ham and Cheese Sandwich, but I am changing the name to handwich. 


This recipe from  just looked good to me. So I thought i would try it. I had to make Grandma Marie's Pizza dough fi...

September 10, 2015

I wanted to take something to a friends house tonight, but all I had was Chocolate Chips. I am not a big Chip fan. So I looked up reciepes using chocolate. Oh, one small thing, when I looked up Chocolate Desserts, guess what? My Name and recipe came up second from the...

September 2, 2015

I had an eggplant, I didn't want Eggplant Parmesan, but I was going to cook this eggplant anyway before it went bad. Witch is funny, because most of the eggplants I buy have a worm or 2 inside. Thriving in the jungle I guess. And I had just made fresh Ricotta. We are h...

 This salad is so refreshing and good. I had to grill my corn, our corn here in Costa Rica is sometimes, well hard. I did cut it off the cob. It's crunchy and fresh and so easy to make.

I didn't eat the whole corn with it. I just liked how this picture looks. 


Grandma Marie's sauce, well I use it for lots of things. Spaghetti, Eggplant Parmesan, Pizza, Meatball Sandwiches and good old Spaghetti and Meatballs. It's a  quick and easy weeknight meal, if you already have some meatballs and sauce in the freezer. Add a salad and...

August 10, 2015



                                             Grandma Marie's White Spaghetti


I call this Italian comfort food. When Chuck and I want something super spicy (...

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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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