About 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 cranberry margarita in a short glass with a skewer or sugared cranberries and orange zest across the top.

Cranberry Margarita

Because sometimes on Thanksgiving, you need something a little stronger than wine. Especially this year. We know we will. *hic*

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
A partially sliced bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife beside it and bay leaves scattered around it.

Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Rustic in appearance, homey in taste, and easy in the way it comes together, this comfort food classic is exactly what you’ve been craving.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of Instant Pot lentil soup, with a person cutting a slice of artisan bread in the background.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Inexpensive everyday ingredients become incredibly satiating and comforting with very little effort. You know, in that rustic French home cooking sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Images of four sweet potato recipes -- roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, sweet potato cottage pie, and sweet potato soup with coconut milk.

14 Sweet Potato Recipes

The most-searched recipes on our site lately can be found here. Yep. Sweet potatoes. Whether you like them healthy or indulgent, casserole or cake, straightforward or savvily disguised.

An apple coffee cake with one slice cut from it on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.

Apple Coffee Cake

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 15
A grid of five weeknight winners, including sauteed sausages with apples, cheesy baked spaghetti, North African soup, roasted curried cauliflower, and maple glazed salmon, and a Manny the Milkman logo.

5 Weeknight Winners Recipes

We get it. Like you, we need reliable recipes night after night that come together without a lot of fuss but with the guarantee of being foolproof as heck. These do the trick.