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.

A slab of orange and brown swirled brownie

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

These pumpkin swirl brownies are just as outrageously rich as you’d expect thanks to pumpkin spice cheesecake colliding with a pan of chocolate fudge brownies.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 10
A person dipping a piece of bread into a bowl of butternut squash soup.

Butternut Squash Soup

A most gratifying use for a gangly gourd, this silken butternut squash soup all but defines autumn.

  • 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 10
A wok filled with stir-fried spinach with miso and ginger and a colander with fresh spinach beside the wok.

Stir-Fried Spinach with Miso and Ginger

A fast, easy, and unbelievably enticing way to get your greens. (And a perfect way to use up that container of miso in the back of your fridge.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A black rectangular serving dish filled with slices of roasted squash with chile and honey, slices of roasted tofu, scallions, squeezed lime halves, and sesame seeds.

Roasted Squash with Chile and Honey

A little chile and honey elevate roasted squash to another dimension entirely. Trust us. This is not your typical roasted winter squash.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
Two white plates of Italian salad made with iceberg, tomatoes, red onion, and Parmesan.

Italian Salad

The perfect excuse to justify the return of iceberg lettuce to your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A salted caramel and pretzel cookie topped with flaked sea salt and pieces of pretzel.

Salted Caramel and Pretzel Cookies

Sweetly salty. Crunchy tender. Unexpectedly familiar. Simply complex. We confess, we’re dumbstruck by these little lovelies.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A cheesy baked spaghetti casserole in a cast-iron skillet.

Cheesy Baked Spaghetti

As much of a one-pan wonder as they come. Willpower doesn’t stand a chance against this cheesy baked spaghetti casserole.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A single eggplant meatball on a fork with spaghetti and tomato sauce.

Eggplant Meatballs

A crisp crust, a tender interior, and an impossibly enticing taste. Smothered in marinara or dolloped with tzatziki, these eggplant meatballs won’t disappoint.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
A breakfast sandwich with fried egg, kale, and ricotta sandwiched between two toasted English muffin halves.

Breakfast Sandwich

An unconventional riff on the ever-popular breakfast sandwich that’s healthier than most, easy as can be, and satisfying as all get out.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Six homemade English muffins in tins on a baking sheet and four empty tins.

English Muffins

Far easier to make than you might imagine. And unspeakably more flavorful than anything you can find that’s store-bought.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 6
Two loaves of Hungarian coffee cake, one partially sliced to show swirled pattern inside.

Hungarian Coffee Cake

“Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy.” “Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
Four portions of roasted beet and quinoa salad served in a radicchio leaves on a white marble board.

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad

The epitome of what healthful food ought to be, this salad not only looks stunning but, more importantly, is just as stunning to the palate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. It owes its loveliness to chorizo, Cheddar, chili powder, and cilantro.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 16
Korean-style sloppy joes made with shredded beef, topped with pickled red onion on a hamburger bun resting on a piece of parchment.

Korean-Style Sloppy Joes

Gochujang-spiced shredded beef topped with tangy pickled red onions. Easily one of the best things we’ve eaten in recent memory.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0