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 vanilla angel food cake in Bundt form, with a slice on its side, all sprinkled with powdered sugar

Vanilla Angel Food Cake

All the delicate loveliness of classic angel food cake but made even better with the addition of pure vanilla and a blizzard of confectioners’ sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A perfectly roasted beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce on the side ion a copper pot

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5
Easy Eggnog

Easy Eggnog

Ever since trying this eggnog, we can’t make it through the holiday season without eggnog. Not just any eggnog. This one. All the richness. None of the cloying sweetness or regret-it-the-next-day heaviness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Christmas cookies that are as dramatic to behold as they are delicious to nosh. Swear. From everyone’s favorite food scientist, Shirley O. Corriher

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A white oval casserole filled with egg and cheese strata--bread, Fontina cheese, eggs, prosciutto, and asparagus

Egg and Cheese Strata

Given that its overnight rest INSISTS you make this simple strata ahead of time, it sorta screams for a lazy Sunday or Christmas morning, don’t you think?

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A bowl of a little gem salad--made up of little gem lettuce, radishes, shallots, walnuts, and walnut vinaigrette

Little Gem Salad

Little Gem salad. Such an appropriate name. Not only is it made with Little Gem lettuce, but it’s truly a little gem of a salad.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
White bowl filled with salt and vinegar roasted potatoes topped with crumbled feta cheese and oregano

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes

If you like your fries with plenty of salt and malt vinegar, or if you’re a fool for all things pickled, or if you’ve ever demolished a bag of your fave salt-and-vinegar chips in less time than it takes to inhale, you need these in your life.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Glazed Ham with Maple and Mustard

Glazed Ham with Mustard

This simple glazed ham has got a sweet and spicy thing going on that’s simultaneously subtle and super impressive.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
A rack of six golden brown and puffy Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside and perfect through and through for soaking up those savory pan juices from a roast. Effortless and timeless Christmas elegance.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze

Toffee Cookies with Dark Chocolate Glaze

These toffee cookies are sorta like shortbread but richer, thanks to the inclusion of brown sugar. Plus, they’re gilded with dark chocolate, pecans, and a sprinkle of fleur de sel.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
A pile of crescent-shaped cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly lovely, these traditionally Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 14
Ten whole, plus one broken butter cookies on a piece of crumpled parchment paper

French Butter Cookies

Call them whatever you will. Breton butter cookies. French biscuits. Sables. We call them simply impossible to stop noshing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0