Cooking In the Jungle

A Food Blog From A

Costa Rican Hideaway

With Deby

November 18, 2016

And that's my Meat Pie story.

This is a great little hand held Appetizer for your Holiday Party. Make ahead and freeze. 

I know I have gone crazy with the little hand pies. So here I go again, but this time it's Meat Hand Pies. I used my Jalapeño crust and put just a tin...

April 12, 2016

Bread, we love it! Right? But it seems everyone is saying don't eat it, it's fattening, it's to much gluten, it's white bread not wheat. I gave up and dug in to this french bread slathered in butter just out of the oven and so hot. Not supposed to do that either. I am...

January 16, 2016

I didn't notice a different in the taste after letting the dough set for 5 days. So go ahead and make two loaves of bread. Here I made two small round loaves,

I thought they would make a good big sandwich, cut in half. I had fun painting them with a little coco powder a...

August 29, 2015


To me a good bean is hard to come by. I want a bean that is turned into something creamy and tasty, and just made for a burrito. Made r...

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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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