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 loaf of garlic bread, cut into deep slices and covered in garlic butter on a piece of aluminum foil.

Garlic Bread

A handful of ingredients, 15 minutes of your time, and this recipe and you’ll be reminded of just how incomparable properly made homemade garlic bread can actually be.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Four pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars on a white surface.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin pie. Cheesecake. And no, that’s not a choice you have to make. You get both. You’re welcome. (New Thanksgiving tradition, anyone?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A white plate with spears of roasted broccoli with pickled golden raisins scattered overtop and two spoons in the broccoli.

Roasted Broccoli with Pickled Golden Raisins

“A flavor bomb.” “If you’re looking for boring broccoli, keep on looking.” So say our recipe testers, who also deemed it “complex” and “fantastic” and “definitely going into the monthly rotation.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
A grid of five weeknight winners, including chicken and white bean chili, kimchi fried rice, enchiladas, pork cutlets with apples, and a turkey taco salad, and a Manny the Milkman logo.

5 Weeknight Winners Recipes

We get it. Like you, we need reliable recipes night after night that come together without a lot of fuss but with the guarantee of being foolproof as heck. These do the trick.

Pieces of yogurt and spice marinated salmon on a piece of parchment on a baking sheet with cilantro, onion, and lime wedge garnishes on the side.

Yogurt and Spice Marinated Salmon

“11/10!!!” “Ridiculously fast! Ridiculously good!!” “Where has this recipe been my whole life!?” “The flavors, the simplicity.” That’s what we’re hearing about this quickie of a salmon supper.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Nine brown butter rice krispies treats next to a glass of milk.

Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

The kid classic goes glam here with brown butter and sea salt. Sorta like your four-year-old trying on your heels and pearls…but with a heck of a lot more grace.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
A white dinner plate filled with strapponi pasta with porcini mushrooms and mint.

Strapponi Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms

For those who think that preparing fresh pasta is difficult, start by trying this recipe. Actually, you may stop here as well given how many folks have deemed it “perfect.”

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Pieces of sheet pan roast chicken with za'atar with onion wedges, halved garlic heads, and lemon slices.

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Za’atar

The beguiling taste and aroma of za’atar lends intrigue to this anything-but-ordinary sheet pan chicken supper. (Did we mention how simple it is?!)

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