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 cast-iron baking dish filled with fennel baked in cream on a wooden board.

Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12
A white bowl of shrimp laksa soup with a small bowl of crispy fried shallots, a spoon, and a container of chopsticks on the side.

Shrimp Laksa Soup

A southeast Asian standby that comes together from surprisingly simply. And supremely satiating.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Three boules of pain au levain (French-style sourdough).

Pain au Levain

Sourdough like you’ve never, ever experienced before.

  • Quick Glance
  • 2 H
  • 21 H
  • 0
A white bowl filled with crispy fried shallots on a blue wooden surface.

Crispy Fried Shallots

This is the crisp accent to all manner of foods that you’ve been missing out on your entire life. And they’re quick and easy enough to fry so you can easily make up for lost time.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A slather of chocolate topped with chopped roasted peanuts on parchment

Classic English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Can’t go wrong either way with this classic Christmas candy.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Florets of spicy roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with squeezed lime wedges and a bowl of green sauce beside them.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

So good even a non-cauliflower-eater will change his or her mind. That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Three avocado breakfast tacos with eggs, bacon, shallots, and chives with a bowl of salsa on the side.

Avocado Breakfast Tacos

Ditch your smoothie routine. Instead you’re going to want to indulge in these breakfast tacos loaded with cheesy scrambled eggs, creamy avocado, and smoky chipotle salsa. #worthit

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A batch of five ingredient Nutella brownies cut into squares on a wire rack with fresh raspberries scattered around.

Five Ingredient Nutella Brownies

Bet you already have everything you need for these brownies in your house. Which is a very good thing. (Also sorta a very dangerous thing.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Instant Pot Chicken Gumbo

Comforting. Satiating. Easy. Authentic. One-pot. And adaptable for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, or stovetop. You’re welcome.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
Four pieces of cashew caramel cracker bars on a round wooden board with a knife resting beside them.

Cashew Caramel Cracker Bars

This cashew caramel cracker bars recipe is made with saltines, sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and chocolate. An easy crowd-pleaser.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
Shaved root vegetable salad in a grey bowl with a fork and spoon resting inside.

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad

Elegant evidence that salad need not be reserved for warmer months. A stunner of a salad in which humble root vegetables are elevated with peppery greens, fried pancetta, and Parmesan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4