Similar to sopes or huaraches, memelas are grilled thin masa cakes topped with beans, salsa, cabbage, guacamole and cheese. The toppings vary from recipe to recipe and its a good recipe to improvise using your favorites or whatever you have on hand. You can make the little masa cakes ahead of time and reheat them when you're ready to serve them.
Recipe for Candied Jalapeno Chiles. You can use these peppers as a condiment with a soft cheese such as Chevre, or to stuff in a sandwich.
This recipe reduces the fat compared to fried chips but still provides for a nice tasty tortilla chip. Tortillas can be cut into wedges for dipping or in strips for use in tortilla soup or chilaquiles.
These almonds are easy to make for a get-together – serve them warm.
Pecans, pine nuts, pepitas, and pistachios toasted and flavored with chipotle powder and sea salt. Recipe by Sunset Magazine. This is similar to an unground version of Chilatas.