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.

Freezer Tomato Sauce

Freezer Tomato Sauce

1. Turn your glut of garden tomatoes into this sauce. 2. Stash it in the freezer. 3. Thank yourself come winter.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 16
Homemade Tomato Paste

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

Pesto Genovese

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 33
Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

“An absolute knockout!” “Wowzers!” “Incredibly moist.” “Just like banana bread.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Chocolate Fudge Pops

Chocolate Fudge Pops

They look like fudgsicles. They taste like fudgesicles. Yet they’re made cocoa, coconut milk, and honey so you don’t even have to do that thing where you pretend that something’s healthy. Because it actually is.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 16
A blue bowl of cauliflower purée on a wooden table

Cauliflower Purée

Mashed potatoes this is not, although it does have a uniquely and really quite charming caulifloweriness all its own that we quite like.

  • Quick Glance
  • 6 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A peach and crème fraîche pie sitting on a window sill with a pitcher nearby

Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8
Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek yogurt that folks are calling the creamiest and most loveliest homemade yogurt ever. Sorta makes you want to see what the fuss is about, doesn’t it?

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Mimolette salad with walnuts made with frisee and toosed with a Dijon vinaigrette dressing on a black plate

Mimolette Salad with Walnuts

Greens, vinaigrette, walnuts and the namesake aged cheese are all you need for a fresh, simple, sophisticated salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Metal loaf pan filled with swirls of dark devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream on a marble slab

Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
A white bowl of sweet pickle relish with a spoon with a wooden handle in it

Sweet Pickle Relish

So long, Vlasic. Once you try your hand at making your own sweet relish, you can cross one more condiment off your shopping list.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 D
  • 0
A man holding tongs in front of a skillet making southern pan-fried chicken, which is bubbling in the pan

Southern Pan-Fried Chicken

This recipe from the late, great Edna Lewis turns out skillet-fried chicken that’s perfectly seasoned, extra-crisp, and gosh darn beautiful in every way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 1 D
  • 7