I married into a Latin family. I love their food, and over the years I have learned how to make most of the common dishes native to Nicaragua. I learned by watching my husband's grandma cook. She didn't speak English, and I didn't speak Spanish, so I would take my pad of paper and pen to the kitchen and write down her every move. I would then go home and practice until I got it right. Luckily my husband was a willing participant, and tasted as I completed each step, telling me what it needed or didn't need.
One of the things I have "perfected" is "quesadilla." it's not a quesadilla as you know it, it's a combination between a bread and a cake, sweet and savory. I have modified it a little, and in my opinion, improved it. (IF I do say so myself!)
Every time we go to a family gathering, they ask me to bring my quesadilla. No problem! It's super simple to make.....the "problem" is, they like it too much!
For example: Yesterday I made two 9"x13" pans of quesadilla for a family gathering. My quesadilla's never had a chance to cool off! I took them out of the oven, turned around, and found everyone gathered back at the table waiting for a piece. I served them piping hot from the oven. Two pans GONE in a matter of minutes!
Next thing I know, I am being asked to make 2 more.....so I did. :)
On a side note: Quesadilla originated from El Salvador, but is common throughout Central America.