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 popover with strawberry butter in a popover tin.

Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Light, airy, and oh-so-eggy, each popover rises to extreme heights, thanks to this recipe from Neiman Marcus. Serve these in place of bread for a special treat.

  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A metal skillet filled with warm olives, rosemary, and lemon zest.

Warm Olives

Simple and impressive and ready in less time than it takes to run and buy marinated olives. That’s what we call honest entertaining.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 6
Espresso being poured over gelato in a cup to make affogato.

Affogato

Drowning gelato in espresso has got to be the most spectacular sort of tragedy ever to take place at the dinner table. Here’s how to add a little drama to your dessert.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Two frozen chocolate bacon bananas on sticks with a dish of crushed peanuts and extra popsicles sticks beside them.

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

We’re not sure what The King would say about this frozen riff on his fave sandwich. But with all due respect—as well as banana, chocolate, peanuts, and bacon—does it really matter?

  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 4
A white baking dish with a piece of patterned parchment and 15 squares of coconut blondies.

Coconut Blondies

Sweet! Gooey! Easy! Yum! Those are just a few of the lovely things we’re hearing about these coconutty beauties. Taste for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 14
A white oval serving platter topped with three skewers of chicken yakitori with honey sauce.

Chicken Yakitori with Honey Sauce

Japanese grilling at its sweetest–and simplest, with just a quick turn over the coals and a happy little sauce of soy, sake, honey, and ginger for dipping and drizzling.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
A white plate filled with shrimp and leek pasta on a multi-colored woven placemat.

Shrimp and Leek Pasta

So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely-there broth and the sweetness of leeks.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
An enamel-coated pot filled with strawberry jam and a spoon resting on top.

Strawberry Jam

This quick refrigerator jam doesn’t require canning and processing and preserving. It just requires strawberries, sugar, a pot, and a fridge.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Plum Kuchen

Plum Kuchen

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 7
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this grilled chicken thighs with arugula salad “wonderful” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with spinach and arugula risotto on a grey linen napkin.

Spinach and Arugula Risotto

This risotto, straight from Rome, gets its flavor and color from spinach, arugula, and parsley. Its smoothness is a product of butter, cream, and cheese.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2