About 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 plate of churros with a cup of hot chocolate in the background

Churros

Fried dough in any incarnation is something to get excited about. Though we’re sorta partial to this particular cinnamon sugar-coated awesomeness.

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Five cut Memphis style ribs on a wooden board.

Memphis Style Ribs

Memphis style ribs are slathered with a spice rub made of paprika, chile, and black pepper and sloooooowly cooked until imbued with flavor. No barbecue sauce necessary.

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Four sugar cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles on a white plate.

Sugar Cookies

Exactly like those soft, puffy, cakey frosted sugar cookies found in the bakery of your local grocery store that the kids beg you to buy—minus the scary artificial ingredients.

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Two halves of a tuna salad sandwich stacked on top of each other with some sliced pickles on the side on a white oval plate.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna fish sandwiches can be made with so many variations that there’s a version for everyone. Hank Shaw walks you through a few of his faves.

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Images of 4 of the 12 coffee cake recipes -- sour cream coffee cake, coffee coffee cake, espresso cake, and raspberry streusel cake.

12 Coffee Cake Recipes

For those of us who care for dessert at breakfast, we’re looking at you, kindred souls. Here are our fave am fixes.

A rectangular pepperoni pan pizza on a rimmed baking sheet.

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

Made with the simplest, freshest tomato sauce ever, two types of mozzarella, and everyone’s favorite topping. And it’s made on a plain old baking sheet. No fancy pizza stone required.

A brown dish filled with paprika mayonnaise with a spoon on the side.

Paprika Mayonnaise

When you’re in the mood for something with more vigor than regular mayo, give this a try. All the good stuff in it will make you want to slather it on everything.

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Seven dirt bombs on a wire rack over a baking sheet and a bowl of cinnamon sugar with one dirt bomb in it.

Dirt Bombs

These wonders of wonders are irresistible cakey donuts baked in muffin tins that are spiked with nutmeg and cardamom and rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar.

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