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.

Homemade Thin Mints

Homemade Thin Mints

Tired of waiting and waiting and waiting for your boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints to arrive? Not with this trusty recipe.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 14
Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

Roasted Potatoes on the Grill

Making roasted potatoes on the grill magically means you can indulge your craving for roasted potatoes during sweltering summer without heating up the entire kitchen. You’re welcome.

  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 18
A vension burger with cheese, pickles, and arugula on a wooden board

Venison Burgers

This ridiculously juicy, superlatively sweet stack will have you hankering for a Bambi burger long after deer season ends.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Three grilled artichoke halves, some lemon wedges, and dip on a wooden peel

Grilled Artichokes

Simple and stunning. That’s what we expect outta any side that we pull off the grill. These artichokes deliver all that—and then some.

  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
Smoked Pork Butt

Smoked Pork Shoulder

This smoked pork shoulder with its simple and soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions mean no more standing in line ever again for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22 H
  • 6
Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This tangy vinegar-based barbecue sauce, typical of eastern Carolina-style ‘cue, is exactly what you want—nay, need—for anything you pull from your smoker or grill.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
Easy Rhubarb Jam

Easy Rhubarb Jam

Pink preserves were never so pretty—or so easy—as this foolproof old-fashioned recipe that relies on just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 87
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Need to bring something to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home? This blueberry crumble with a crumbly oatmeal cookie topping is your answer.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
Four whole Texas smoked chickens on a baking sheet with grilling fork on the side

Texas Smoked Chicken

Juicy, tender, and subtly spiced, this Texas smoked chicken is as good as barbecue gets with its intriguing four-ingredient spice rub that beautifully melds heat with sweet and a traditional low-and-slow spell in the smoker.

  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 5 M
  • 4
A wooden board with five cut Memphis-style ribs

Memphis Style Ribs

Memphis style ribs simply means rubs that are slathered with a spice rub made of paprika, red chile pepper, and black pepper and left to slooooooowly cook until imbued with the flavor and aroma of the spices. No barbecue sauce necessary.

  • 20 M
  • 5 H
  • 2
A red plate with a slice of country pate, crostini, cornichons, pickled onions, and a dollop of mustard

Country Pâté

Easy as meatloaf (we swear), this melding of some of the richest things we know—pork shoulder, liver, and duck fat—along with spices, a splash of brandy, and some wine makes a simple, rustic country pâté that’s perfect for entertaining.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 7 H
  • 4
A grilled whole trout in a cast-iron skillet with sliced potatoes, parsley, and lemon

Grilled Whole Trout

Forever banish your fears of cooking whole fish with this ideal lesson in how to cook fish so you achieve shatteringly crisp skin and tender fish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

A swoon-worthy collision of creamy cheesecake and cakey brownie and sweetly tart raspberries that you simply gotta taste to believe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 8