Recipes in a Developing Country

So you're craving sweets. Sadly, that Betty Crocker brownie mix is somewhere in the U.S. Now what? You want authentic Italian sausage or bratwurst . . . not the sausage that is sometimes available in Costa Rica, in some stores, in some towns. 

What's a hungry girl to do? Improvise, using local ingredients. I should add that each of these recipes requires minimal mess (unless Rusty involves himself), because I cannot abide a bug-attracting mess in the kitchen.
Check back soon more more ideas . . . and yes, we'll review more than sweets (but the sweets are so much fun, right?). Lo que hay.