When I went to graduate school in New Brunswick, I was used to eating cheap Mexican food in MN. What? No flour tortillas? No salsa? Well, I knew how to make lefse and spaghetti sauce. It wasn't too much of a stretch to learn how to make flour tortillas and salsa. From there, I just figured out I could make almost everything from scratch if I applied my mind to it. That was in 1985.Wow, you folks really are quite interesting with your approaches/ways of doing things. Every person who enjoys being in the kitchen & participating in preparing meals, should join this forum !