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 silver gravy boat filled with gluten-free gravy on a linen cloth.

Gluten-Free Gravy

Everyone we know who’s tried this gluten-free gravy is calling it their new “go-to” gravy, regardless of their gluten preference or tolerance. Undeniably and luxuriously rich, smooth, and silken.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A glazed pumpkin pound cake on a plate--a pumpkin Bundt cake with a milk-sugar poured glaze

Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake

If you’ve been thinking you’re done with pumpkin everything, you’re going to want to hold off on judging until you experience this pumpkin pound cake.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 6
An open jar of pear chutney with a cut pear and some leaves lying beside it.

Pear Chutney

Sugar—well, molasses—and spice and everything nice. That’s what pear chutney is made of.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
A loaf of Burgundian honey spice bread on a sheet of parchment with two slices cut off.

Burgundian Honey Spice Bread

More nuanced than gingerbread and not at all like fruit cake, this French pain d’épices is unforgettably fragrant with spice and nostalgically rich with tradition.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A skillet filled with Ina Garten's caramelized shallots, sprinkled with parsley.

Ina Garten’s Caramelized Shallots

Shallots take on a dulcet, docile personality when slowly coaxed to a caramelized brown. Easy to make. And easygoing by way of going well with just about anything.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
A Texas style smoked turkey cut into breast and leg pieces on a cutting board with a knife.

Texas Style Smoked Turkey

Behold, your latest favorite turkey, whether on your Thanksgiving table or your Super Bowl bash or your next backyard barbecue.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A partially crimped perfect pie crust in a pie plate with a knife, rolling pin, and bowl of crust scraps beside it.

Perfect Pie Crust

Quick, easy, flaky, buttery, and basically foolproof. That’s how we like our pie crust. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A cast iron skillet filled with cooked sweet potato cornbread topped with two pats of butter, resting on a old blue wooden chair with a dish of butter beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising and stunning (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
A decorative plate with two slices of roast pork and three bunches of pickled grapes.

Pickled Grapes

One taste of these sweetly sour lovelies and we assure you, you’ll be convinced that yes, your fall table does, indeed, need pickled grapes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Two pieces of goat cheese quesadillas filled with radicchio, tapenade, and goat cheese stacked on top of each other.

Goat Cheese Quesadillas

These unconventional quesadillas are gooey with tangy goat cheese, salty tapanade, and earthy grilled radicchio. Equally impressive as an appetizer or solo supper.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics, arista and porchetta. A stuffed roast with rosemary and ground pork that’s ridiculously simple to make. And even easier to devour.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 6
Three pieces of grape focaccia on a wooden board.

Grape Focaccia

An autumn Tuscan tradition we learned from Italian winemakers that’s essentially flatbread baked with grapes that turn magnificently jammy and sweet and lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
A wooden bowl filled with Ina Garten's rosemary cashews and a sprig of rosemary on an orange placemat.

Ina Garten’s Rosemary Cashews

This warm-from-the-oven cocktail party nosh is the ideal melding of sweet, spicy, and savory. An ideal cocktail party (or pre-Thanksgiving dinner) nosh.

  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 3