I have been a homemade chef since I could walk. My mother said if you can not make if from scratch you can use box mixes . So all of us 5 girls had to cook everything from donuts to toast from scratch before we could use the box cake mixes or any other box mixes. My mother taught us how to taste and see if need more of a pitch of this or a pitch of that. I have people ask me all the time can I have that recipe , well it is in my head but If you want to come over we will make it together and measure as we go. My mother is gone now due to Cancer but her sole of cooking lives in me every time I put a pinch of this or that in a recipe.