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.

Bowl of red lentil soup with chile-fried onions, cilantro, and Greek yogurt on a patterned tablecloth

Moroccan Lentil Soup

“Amazing.” “Wonderful.” “Warm satisfaction.” “Won the make-it-again award.” “Easy.” “Quick.” That’s what folks are saying about this luxuriously satiating soup.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
Savory Bread Pudding Recipe with Bacon, Pepper, Spinach

Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon

This bread pudding is filled with bacon, peppers, spinach, and cheese making it a one-dish meal. It’s ideal for Christmas and Thanksgiving, but it works for the remaining 363 days, too.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2
Best Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Best Oatmeal Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are like the baking version of those Choose Your Own Adventure books, which means your cookies end up exactly the way you like them.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 35
A braised lamb shank, and exposed bone, on mash potatoes, all on a white plate sitting on planks of wood

Braised Lamb Shanks in Pinot Noir

Lamb shanks are left to slowly burble in a lovely red wine until the meat is literally falling-off-the-bone tender. Our favorite winter pastime.

  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 16
White plate of shaved fennel salad with olives, and provolone cheese

Shaved Fennel Salad with Provolone

Simple and lovely and Italian, this salad is a contemporary combination of traditional Italian ingredients from chef Ignacio Mattos, chef at Estela in Manhattan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Bowl with a soup of navy beans, ham hocks, onions, celery, and parsley on brown fabric

Senate Bean Soup

A winter classic made with navy beans, a ham hock, and a handful of pantry ingredients that somehow meld together into a sum that’s far, far superlative to its parts.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 6 H
  • 4
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

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

  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 29
Two halves of a sweet potato drizzled with maple-yogurt sauce and topped with granola on a plate on a wooden table

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

These are gonna turn your breakfast game upside down. They’re baked sweet potatoes topped with yogurt and granola and maple syrup. Um, yum.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Bowl of rice piled with red cabbage, shredded carrots, mango, peanuts, and drizzled with peanut sauce

Healthy Gado Gado Salad

Kid-friendly. Quick. Easy. Healthy as can be. Vegetarian. And tastes delish. What’s not to love?!

  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet

Roasted Red Cabbage

So incredibly easy to make it’s ridiculous. Perfect for when you KNOW you need to eat your vegetables but desperately want to switch things up a little with the unexpected.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Paleo Hot Cocoa Recipe

Coconut Milk Hot Chocolate

Rich, creamy, and divine. It also just happens to be paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly, and adult-approved.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Split Pea Soup recipe

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This bowl of comfort features all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness of traditional split pea soup with the added benefit of tossing everything in the slow cooker and walking away.

  • 50 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 4
Kale Pesto Recipe

Kale Pesto

Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

Beet hummus. Extraordinary to look at. Extraordinary to taste. Extraordinarily healthful. And super extraordinarily simple to toss together.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 0