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 rack of barbecue beef ribs, with four sliced off the end.

Barbecue Beef Ribs

Minimal effort. Maximum return. These ribs, smothered with an exceptionally smooth bourbon barbecue sauce, taste like they were carefully tended all night and day yet require just a grill or oven.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 12
A grid of our best zucchini recipes including zucchini and fennel salad, strata, cake, and crisps.

10 Zucchini Recipes

Count your blessings rather than curse your luck. Sorta helps to do that come August when you have an abundance of easy options for all that squash…

Six chicken caesar salad skewers on a white plate with leaves of red and green romaine and two lemon wedges.

Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

These subtly flavored chicken skewers deconstruct the classic into separate, simple, spectacular components in weeknight-friendly fashion.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
Two glass cups filled with peaches and cream ice cream.

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Confession. This isn’t exactly ice cream. Yet it’s not frozen yogurt, either. It falls somewhere blissfully in between with its not-too-sweet creaminess. And no ice cream maker required.

  • (1)
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
A tray of s'mores brownies with a spatula resting inside and several brownies missing.

S’mores Brownies

Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies buried beneath slightly charred marshmallow are the ideal balance of cakey, fudgy, and nostalgia-inducing messiness.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 14
Six coffee-crusted grilled pork chops on a speckled platter.

Coffee Crusted Grilled Pork Chops

“Wow!” “Off-the-charts good!” “Divine.” “Amazingly juicy and tender.” “A definite keeper.” That’s what we’re hearing about these subtly and beguilingly spiced chops.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
A challah grilled cheese sandwich torn in half, still connected by melted cheese.

Challah Grilled Cheese

“HELLO PASTRAMI JAM! Where have you been all of my life?!” That’s what someone shouted after experiencing this extra indulgent grilled cheese that boasts quite a few surprises.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A cast-iron skillet filled with eggplant shakshuka made with poached eggs in a tomato and eggplant sauce, with feta scattered over the top.

Eggplant Shakshuka

The sultry, smoky flavor of ras el hanout permeates this simple supper of eggs in tomato sauce, which takes on more sustenance than usual thanks to late-summer eggplant.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A mini funnel cake dusted with confectioners' sugar.

Mini Funnel Cakes

Forget the state fair. You can have funnel cakes whenever you want. And as many as you want. Without asking your parents’ permission. And they’re as quick and easy as pancakes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
A loaf of zucchini walnut bread on a wooden cutting board with two slices cut from it and a serrated knife resting beside it.

Walnut Zucchini Bread

Stealthy healthy. That’s how we think of things, such as this summer quick bread with whole-wheat flour and just a little honey, that are incredibly satisfying yet actually quite healthy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0