Our story: I’m sharing this picture with you because it was around this time that it all started. Mama Dee helped me move to California and decided it was her turn to have some fun. She decided to sell her Mercedes, buy a Harley and ride it around the country. I TOTALLY freaked out about this and of course did NOT approve of her doing something so dangerous, but I was over 1,200 miles away and had no way to stop her – talk about a role reversal! During this experimental (rebellious) phase of hers, she decided to experiment with new recipes, like creating a salsa recipe of her own. She decided it was time to make a salsa the way she wanted it to taste – Fresh, not baked. As usual, with anything Mama Dee creates, the salsa recipe was a huge success. She started making her salsa for parties she hosted, and her friends loved it so much, they started asking if she would make them some. Because Mama Dee is such a hospitable person, she gladly started making salsa for her friends and soon realized it was getting pretty expensive, and she was spending a lot of her free time making salsa – not to mention that her friends told their friends who told their friends, and it was soon getting a little out of hand (Believe me, once you’ve tried her salsa, or if you’ve already tried her salsa, you’ll know that you just can’t get enough). As much as Mama Dee loves her friends, she decided she was going to have to start charging them for salsa to recover her cost to make it and decided it would be a seasonal project or something she could give as gifts to friends for special occasions. At present, Mama Dee is going through a new phase in her life where she’s tired of looking at the four walls of her office and would rather spend all her time in a kitchen just making salsa. Needless to say, she’s had several years to perfect this recipe since she’s now way past her “mid-life crisis years” (Kidding Mom!), so we decided it’s time for her to share her salsa with everybody. Now that you’ve heard our journey to this point, we hope you enjoy our salsa as much as we do.

Mamma Dee and Jr. (Dee Sporn and Deitra McClure)