As for salsas, you could always find several different varieties in our fridge at any given time, although chips and salsa was a snack I discovered much later in life. In our home, salsa was used mostly as a condiment to be added to dishes. Versions varied from an intensely flavored and very spicy salsa made with dried chilis to a garlicky affair made with freshly roasted tomatoes and plenty of charred peppers from our very own sun-soaked garden. When I moved out of my parents’ house, I knew I had to prioritize learning how to make my own salsa. Over the years, I've gotten it down, and my personalized salsa has become one of my favorite recipes to share. The salsa recipes I share here are very dear to me. I took my wife to Mexicali on a family trip, and she had the chance to meet my grandmother before she died. While we were in her tiny kitchen, I asked her to share her favorite salsa recipe with us. Being the type to make daily grocery runs, she had every ingredient on hand and began the lesson without hesitation. This trip was the last time I would see my grandmother, and I didn’t realize at the moment what a wonderful gift she had given me. I know she would be proud of me for sharing it with more food lovers like you.