Did you mean primarily dry seasonings?
I just play around until something tastes the way I want it to.
I make my own sauces like salad dressing or bbq sauces.
Ex: Creamy Parmesan dressing for salad
1/2 cup mayo
1 teaspoons white sugar
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons cream or half and half
Combine all ingredients in a pint jar. Top with lid and close tightly. Shake well until everything is combined. Let rest for a while for flavors to 'marry'. Use on tossed salad.
This is a good base for cole slaw dressing: omit Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon celery seed.
Blue Cheese dresssing: omit Parmesan cheese. Reduce sugar to 1/2 teaspoon; reduce vinegar to 1/2 teaspoon. Add 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. Shake to combine.