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 white bowl filled with sautéed summer squash with a sprinkle of Parmesan on top and a small bowl of Parmesan on the side.

Sautéed Summer Squash

Five ingredients. Fifteen minutes. And it creates a healthy side that doesn’t skimp on flavor. And it’s geared to serve just one, for those days or nights when it’s only you. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A bowl of sweet whipped ricotta cream, a halved lemon, two vanilla beans, a knife, and a small glass on a marble surface.

Sweet Whipped Ricotta Cream

A little more indulgent than plain old whipped cream. A little less full tilt than luscious mascarpone. And oh so lovely. Like us, you’re gonna be smitten.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of five spice chicken wings.

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Whatever the occasion, whether game day or late-night craving, these unconventionally spiced wings will handle your hankering.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 4
A white bowl filled with peach, burrata, and basil salad.

Peach, Burrata, and Basil Salad

Peachy keen takes on new meaning with this lovely little stunner of a starter or, if you’re like us and have a hard time restraining yourself, your entire supper. Loveliness personified.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 4
Two chorizo breakfast tacos with potatoes, eggs, radish, chorizo, cilantro, and Cotija cheese on a white plate.

Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

It’s sooooo easy to wake up or come home from work, fry some eggs and chorizo, and plop them on a tortilla. Sooooo ridiculously easy. Sooooo incredibly satiating.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 18
A cooked apricot galette on a piece of parchment paper with a metal spatula beside it.

Apricot Galette

This rustic galette can be charmingly misshapen yet still loses none of its appeal—and is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests it’s just as impressive. Pretty easy math.

  • (2)
  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Grilled Pork Skewers with Peaches

Peachy keen. Pretty much sums up how we feel toward this simple, skewer-y, summer salad of sorts that comes together in far less than an hour. Just can’t get enough of it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a pretty bold assertion. Yet these chewy brownies merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and with an intense chocolatiness through and through.

  • (35)
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 192
Chocolate fudge pops with popsicle sticks melting on a white surface.

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made from cocoa, coconut milk, and honey, so don’t give a second thought to indulging in them.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16