You don't need to be rich, or have a ton of money to make food taste good. When I was in culinary school, years ago, we had a teach who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and as a seasoning for everything we used a mixture of equal parts salt, pepper, garlic power, onion power. Alternatively we had one made with white pepper when you wouldn't want little black specks in whatever it was you were seasoning. I know these are some of the cheapest seasoning out there to buy, and probably much more cost efficient to make your own blends than purchase the ones out there! Does anybody else have a "secret" mixture they use? Or any other seasoning tips to make anyone seem like a "real" whiz in the kitchen?