About David Leite

David Leite

David Leite is the publisher of Leite's Culinaria. He has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite's Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Pastry Art & Design, Food Arts, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post, Charlotte Observer, and Men's Health. Follow David Leite on Google+.

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Forever? Completely? Sounds like words used only in conjunction with things that inspire lasting love. Like this cake.

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Coconut Candy Bars Recipe

These coconut candy bars taste like a mashup of mounds candy bars, peanut butter, and a graham cracker crumb crust.

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Fettuccine with Scallops Recipe

Whether you need a no-fail romantic dinner for two or an impressive dinner party for more, here’s how to pull it off.

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Spicy Roast Chicken Recipe

Like Nashville Hot Chicken except that it’s baked rather than fried, this spicy roast chicken is doused with cayenne for a nice, mild, warm burn that you’re gonna love.

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Red Pozole Recipe

In Nahuatl, pozole means “make a big batch of this on the weekend and reheat during the week after soccer practice.” (Not really.)

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy baked casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, indulgent goodness.

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Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Think of these as an easy mashed potatoes casserole loaded with bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream. Talk about awesome game day grub.

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Southern Fried Chicken Wings Recipe

Most Southerners believe—correctly—that wings are the sweetest part of the hen. Amen to that.

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Marcella Hazan's Bolognese Sauce

Is anything more soothing than standing before a burbling pot of Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese sauce?

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Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

Easiest. Ribs. Ever. Yet with the same scintillating, fall-off-the-bone goodness as their grilled and smoked counterparts.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

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Vegetarian Chili Recipe

The best vegetarian chili recipe we’ve ever tried. Even better, it’s easy to make, just spicy enough, and can even be made in the slow cooker.

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Chicharrón Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Easy to make, these chicharrón chocolate chip cookies turn out soft, chewy, ever so slightly salty, and, in a word, perfect.

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Maple Syrup Snow Recipe

Embrace your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this quaint, toffee-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.

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