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About Deby Hogue

Deby Hogue knows a little about cooking and baking. On her blog http://www.cookinginthejungle.com, she is sharing her sweet life in the jungle of Costa Rica. Born and raised in California, Deby and her husband of 42 years built their “rancho” and retired to enjoy the ocean, nice food, beautiful people in their community and their family.
Latest Posts | By Deby Hogue
My Delicious Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
1 year ago

My Delicious Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

As the winter weather approaches, many of us are ready to break out our favorite homemade soup recipes.

So, today, I want to share one of my absolute favorites – homemade chicken tortilla soup. It’s easy to make, good for meat-eaters or vegetarians and can serve as the perfect meal to enjoy while having one of those deeper autumn conversations. Enjoy! Read More

Friends Got the Fall Blues? Warm Them Up with These Comfort Foods
1 year ago

Friends Got the Fall Blues? Warm Them Up with These Comfort Foods

Fall is in the air. At this time of year, I think about comfort foods – coffee cakes and small sweets to have with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon.

I dream about sitting by a fire, or looking out a window on a cold day. But alas, I remember that I am in Costa Rica. Read More

Small Meals are Special! Why I Love Cooking for One or Two People
1 year ago

Small Meals are Special! Why I Love Cooking for One or Two People

By  •  Lifestyle

Sometimes cooking for one or two seems like a real bother. Many of us have been cooking for four or more people our whole lives. So to cook for just ourselves sometimes is, well, not fun. Take heart, and I am talking literally about our hearts and bodies for that matter. Read More

Appreciating Nature’s Gifts, Plus My Thin Focaccia Recipe
2 years ago

Appreciating Nature’s Gifts, Plus My Thin Focaccia Recipe

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s the rainy season here in Costa Rica and it makes me think of comfort food. There’s only one small problem – it’s hot out! It might be raining, but, the temperature is still in the 80’s. Read More

Reconnecting With Baking In Your 60’s – Plus My Yummy Skillet Bread Recipe!
2 years ago

Reconnecting With Baking In Your 60’s – Plus My Yummy Skillet Bread Recipe!

By  •  Lifestyle

Cooking in your 60s is different than when you are younger? Don’t you think?

When we would younger, we cooked because we had to put food on the table. Our kids were hungry during the day and our husbands came home hungry. So, we would just throw something together to make sure that everyone was full and somewhat happy. Read More

Should I Give Up on Retiring in Costa Rica to be with My Grandson?
2 years ago

Should I Give Up on Retiring in Costa Rica to be with My Grandson?

By  •  Lifestyle

Retiring in Costa Rica was a game changer for us, but, we wanted to retire close to the ocean and California was out of our budget. Read More