Amalia's passion for cooking came naturally and she made certain she passed that passion on to her daughters and grandchildren. Born November 15, 1938, in Junction Texas, Amalia lived right next door to her grandparents until she was 5 years old; later moving in with them once the family relocated to California. She remembers picking fresh vegetables and spices from her grandmother's garden. "My grandma used to grow oregano, cilantro, tomatoes, chilies and onions… we would go in and make fresh salsa. I have fond memories of cooking in my grandmother's and mother's kitchens, I learned everything I know about cooking in their kitchens."
Early on her own simple kitchen was transformed into a culinary haven where anyone and everyone were invited in for a comforting, homemade meal. Her youngest daughter Stephanie recalls coming home from school to find people in the kitchen eating. "Mom did and still does feed people from her heart. She can make a delicious meal with whatever she finds in the fridge."
Using Amalia's recipes and the finest, high-quality ingredients, we are now bringing three of her sauces to stores in the United States. These premium sauces are made in California's Central Valley, contain no MSG, and are vibrantly flavored with the slow-simmered richness of Mexican chilies, fresh garlic, tangy lemons and traditional Mexican spices.
We hope you enjoy using our sauces as much as we have enjoyed making them for you!