Salt & Pepper were my usual routine when cooking meat or fish. My cooking skill regarding beef steaks was particularly ordinary until I began to use marinades recently. I discovered an Asian brand called Mama Sita that's produced great tasting and tender results. I also like the "World Habors' brand, and a Latina friend recommended 'mojo criollo' marinade, which also has worked well for chicken and pork. However, a TV chef I watched last night recommended a homemade marinade of lime juice, olive oil and garlic for steak. Do you make your own or primarily rely on marinades and sauces purchased at the store?