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 sheet pan with six ground lamb and potato patties on parchment paper

Ground Lamb and Potato Patties

Flavor guru Nik Sharma wraps ground lamb in creamy mashed potatoes before lightly frying. Spicy, crunchy comfort food at it’s best.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H
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Images of four of 15 Portuguese recipes -- papo secos, cacoila, Portuguese pork with clams, and orange olive oil cake.

15 Portuguese Recipes

The Portuguese recipes our readers come back to time and again, over and over, with raves each time they do.

A white bowl filled with tikka masala lentil, garnished with cilantro, with a wooden spoon resting inside.

Tikka Masala Lentils

Given the dozen enthusiastic reviews we receivved from our testers, these Instant Pot tikka masala lentils are your answer to a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
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A halved tuna melt with a fork and knife resting on the side.

Tuna Melt

Take a close look at this sandwich and you’ll realize you’re just a few ingredients away from feeling like a kid again.

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  • 20 M
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A partially cut orange chocolate chunk cake on a round wire rack.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

  • (10)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Sticky pecan bits piled on a white platter.

Sticky Pecan Bites

These one-bite indulgences, mini-sticky rolls of sorts, are the fastest way we can think to get a caramel-y, buttery, nutty sticky bun fix. Are you in?

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. This rich, complex, boozy vanilla extract is no exception.

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Images of four of the 14 slow cooker super bowl recipes -- slow cooker pulled pork, ribs, French dips, and chili

14 Slow Cooker Super Bowl Recipes

These slow cooker recipes that are eminently suitable for Super Bowl and are a cinch to make, which means that you get to settle in and enjoy both the game AND the food.

A white bowl filled with New Mexican red pork chili, garnished with red onion and cilantro.

New Mexican Red Pork Chili

This riff on carne adovada is a lazy cook’s dream come true. Red pork chili with layers of flavor? Yes, please. Set-it-and-forget-it comfort food.

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  • 45 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
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