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.

An all-butter pie crust laying in a pie pan with a rolling pin beside it.

All-Butter Pie Crust

Much as we love lard, we gotta say, this all-butter pie crust has a special place in our hearts. And on our thighs.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 8
A plate with five baguette slices, a knife, and white bowl filled with fresh cod brandade, garnished with parsley.

Fresh Cod Brandade

Fresh cod is poached in an herby milk-cream mixture and gently folded into mashed potatoes. It makes a perfect spread for garlic toasts.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A muffin tin filled with pumpkin muffins in paper liners.

Pumpkin Muffins

The perfect answer for anyone who may feel a touch sheepish about indulging in pumpkin pie for breakfast.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
A toasted classic tuna melt on a wooden board with a dish of ketchup next to it.

Classic Tuna Melt

Because yes, a properly constructed tuna melt is reason to get pretty darn excited. This exquisite specimen makes a pretty compelling argument.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie and instead indulge in these a.m. tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Spicy Chex mix scattered on a baking sheet with a spoon lying in the middle.

Spicy Chex Mix

This is not the Chex mix of your childhood. This is something completely different. And its greatness simply must be experienced to be truly understood.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
A cooked pork loin roast, tied and salted, set on a wire rack in a baking sheet

Pork Loin Roast

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you through time?!)

  • (12)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 65
Seven sourdough bagels topped with poppy seeds.

Sourdough Bagels

The pleasing smack of sourdough was seemingly made to be melded with the awesomely chewy denseness of bagels. And it’s SO much easier than you’d expect!

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 10 H
  • 0
Pieces of bourbon buttermilk fried chicken on a metal background.

Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Yes, bourbon-inflected fried chicken. It’s in the brine. And oh, baby, are you gonna wish you’d been doing this all your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
  • 0
A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

  • (10)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 34