By Mike Schuh

CROFTON, Md. (WJZ)— Go to any party and you’ll probably find a snack that can be traced to the Incas.

Now, as Mike Schuh shows us, one woman in Crofton has had so much success with her salsa, she’s bottling it.

At the end of a quiet street, there’s a lively household. At its center is Sarah Saab.

“The biggest compliment you can give me is that I make good food except for telling me my kids are well behaved, which they may not be,” Saab said.

With her children Zane, Zana and 3-year-old Cici, you might think it’s everything Saab can do just to keep up. But this daughter of a restaurateur developed a special skill.

Every time she took her salsa to a party, friends raved and asked for more.

“Over the course of the years people ask me to bring my salsa, people want to drink it, pour it in their purse,” Saab said.

Now they can. It’s gained awards and the recipe has been bottled–with a catchy name, Sarah N’Dippity.

“It took about 8 months to get it off the ground into production,” Saab said.

From a half gallon at a time to a 200 gallon batch, Saab found herself with 150 cases in the basement.

“This is my warehouse,” she said.

But in a few short months, half of it is gone, sold at $5 a pop.

“I do have a basement full of salsa, but it’s going fast, so that’s exciting,” Saab said.

And more is on the way.

She’s a working mom, cooking up a career, one batch at a time.

Saab’s salsa is available online and at five stores in Anne Arundel County, including Graul’s Market. Click here for more information about Sarah N’Dippity.


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