About LC Editors

LC Editors

Over the years, Leite’s Culinaria has been incredibly fortunate to have many different editors contributing to the site, with each person bringing a different approach to home cooking and the recipes they select. As a result, our recipes are a marvelously varied bunch, comprising quick weeknight fixes we call WEEKNIGHT WINNERS that are as easy as they are enticing, more leisurely recipes that are essentially WEEKEND PROJECTS, those must-master dishes you’ll find in THE ARSENAL, and easy and impressive recipes worthy of company we refer to as HONEST ENTERTAINING. Rest assured, we first make each and every recipe that eventually ends up on this site in our own home kitchens before deciding if it’s sufficiently stunning to share with you. That’s a little about us. You’ll find more of our personalities in the recipes on the site. We’re curious to hear which recipes appeal most to you, so don’t be shy. Let us know what you like and what you’d like to see more of on our site in a comment.

Two slabs of honey teriyaki ribs, one partially cut into ribs on a sheet of parchment.

Honey Teriyaki Ribs

Sweet meets savory in these honey teriyaki ribs that walk the line perfectly in terms of balanced flavors. The most sweetly irresistible ribs we’ve tried. See for yourself.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A glass filled with margarita granita, topped with a lime sprig and a spoon resting in the glass.

Margarita Granita

No mere cocktail and not just dessert, this margarita granita falls somewhere blissfully, intoxicatingly in between. Yet is still as satisfying as if you’d had both.

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  • 15 M
  • 11 H
  • 0
An eggplant kebab on a pita with a lemon wedge, garlic sauce, spinach leaves, red onion, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, and cabbage.

Eggplant Kebabs

An entertaining-worthy dinner that’s most magnificent during the height of summer. No turning on the stove required.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
An open jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with the lid lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, just a little sour, and subtly perfumed with dill. So simple it doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 6
A glass jar filled with green sauce with a spoon resting inside.

Green Sauce

Dubbed “magic sauce,” this zingy green sauce lends an exaggerated oomph to just about anything. Watch how quickly it disappears and you’ll understand the magic.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Two glasses of lime soda and one glass of angostura orange.

Lime Soda

Bored by plain old water? Lime soda is your solution.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Cornmeal Drop-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

Ah, summer. Ah, cobbler. Those two sentiments are sort of one in the same, don’t you agree, seeing as each is easy, effortless, and always enticing?

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A tray of breakfast oven fries

Breakfast Oven Fries

These richly spiced, slowly roasted spuds will zap as much life into you as your morning caffeine fix.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
A rimmed baking sheet filled with roasted carrots with apricot glaze, chopped almonds, and torn mint.

Roasted Carrots with Apricot Glaze

Roasted until wrinkly and glazed with the sweetness of jam along with the spiciness of chile oil, these are definitely not your same old everyday hum drum carrots.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A white oval platter filled with couscous that is topped with Middle Eastern chicken thighs, lemon slices, and chopped parsley.

Middle Eastern Chicken Thighs

Fast. Flavorful. And flaunting just enough Middle Eastern flair to intrigue but not frighten anyone. Even kids. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
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A yellow bowl filled with strawberry ice cream.

Strawberry Ice Cream

The tempered sweetness of this spectacular strawberry ice cream relies on in-season strawberries rather than obscene amounts of sugar for flavor. This is no ordinary ice cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that transforms a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Four plates with stalks of broccoli with peanut sauce and sesame seeds.

Broccoli with Peanut Sauce

The most failproof way we know to get everyone to eat their veggies…and just about anything else you choose to dip or dunk or douse with this quick and easy Thai-inspired sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
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