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 closeup if leftover roast chicken soup with onions, chicken broth, celery, chicken carcass

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup

“Just like something grandma made.” “A great way to have chicken leftovers.” “WONDERFUL!” That’s what folks are saying about this soup.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
Two best gougeres on a cocktail napkin with a lipstick print on it and a glass of Champagne

Best Gougères

Essentially fancy-sounding blobs of pastry with grated cheese, these chichi French lovelies impress everyone yet barely take any effort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A scalloped metal plate filled with lamb curry and sprinkled with cilantro

Lamb Curry | Rogan Josh

Folks are calling this the best Rogan Josh they’ve ever tried. Made with marinated lamb and a Kashmiri chili-spiked tomato sauce, it’s the real deal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Two mugs of coffee and a white plate with a vegan no-bake fudge cake

Vegan No-Bake Fudge Cake

Rich, velvety, and very, very smooth. That’s this vegan no-bake fudge cake that makes magic from a short list of everyday ingredients.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A stainless steel skillet filled with beef rendang and topped with two lime halves, lemongrass, and cilantro

Beef Rendang

Just like the traditional slowly simmered Indonesian curry. But complete with instructions for the slow cooker and Instant Pot.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white plate topped with linguine and mussels in a red dress

Mussels in a Red Dress

Mussels take a twirl through a classic red pasta sauce and linguine. Most certainly able to inspire laughter, scintillating conversation, perhaps even a twirl on the dance floor afterwards.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A metal baking pan of gluten free brownies with one piece missing

Gluten-Free Brownies

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and as rich as the real deal despite being flourless. But don’t take our word for it. Make a batch and see if anyone can tell the difference. Bet you they can’t.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 14
A baking sheet with seven chocolate pecan scones

Chocolate Pecan Scones

From the Barefoot Contessa herself, these chocolate pecan scones are packed with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and pecan chunks and are, predictably, flaky and tender pastry perfection.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0