Leite's Eats®

Leite's Eats®

An archive of David Leite's favorite recipes on Leite's Culinaria.

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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  • 20 M
  • 55 M
  • 223

Oven Fried Drumsticks Recipe

Some things never go out of style. They just take on a somewhat newish look now and again. Witness these kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Panko. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers. We could go on.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 12

Best Brownies Recipe

“Best brownies” is a pretty bold assertion. Yet these chewy fudge brownies from David Lebovitz merit it.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 163

Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

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  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 18

Molletes Recipe

We may not know how to pronounce this insanely satiating comfort food fix, though we’ve certainly mastered tucking into it.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 6

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Making stock from scratch was never difficult. And it just became even easier thanks to this slick slow cooker approach.

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  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 25

Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. No complaints here.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 17

White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Fine-crumbed and sparely sweet, these sophisticated little cakes do wonders for white chocolate’s tarnished reputation. Confection perfection.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 30

Edna Lewis Oven Brisket Recipe

Edna Lewis was loved for many reasons. Her spare prose. Her soulful recipes. Her kitchen frugality. Her endless wisdom. All these attributes come together in this brilliantly flavored and frugal brisket recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 9

Cheese Crackers Recipe

Yup. We went there. To that homemade Cheez-It place. Go ahead. Admit it. You’re awfully glad that we did.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 16

Clementine Cake Recipe

Looks like an upside-down cake. Tastes like an upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn’t be more right-side up.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 39

Espresso Cake Recipe

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 37

Cashew Brittle Recipe

How fortunate that all it takes to bring some sweetness and loveliness into one’s life is sugar, cashews, and a little patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we’ve ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 34
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