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.

Ina Garten's lemon cake, a pound cake, on a rack, drizzled with a lemon glaze, a spoon nearby

Ina Garten’s Lemon Cake

Know how sometimes you taste something and can’t help but sigh with content? This subtly sweet lemon cake from the Barefoot Contessa herself does that to us each and every darn time.

  • (10)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 32
Cast iron pot with braised new potatoes inside

Braised New Potatoes

All the rich creaminess of potatoes sloooooowly roasted with your favorite roast. But in just 30 minutes on the stovetop. The secret? Braise ’em in butter.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A lemon meringue tart in a white dish, with one slice on a plate beside it and one more being lifted out.

Lemon Meringue Tart

Let loose with some fanciful flourishes in fashioning this lovely lemon meringue pie-inspired tart with a nutty crust, a creamy lemon curd, and billows of meringue.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A whole chicken in a pot surrounded by vegetables including carrots, baby turnips, and spinach.

Chicken in a Pot

If only we could go back in time to the days when politicians were a little more humble and promised every person a chicken in their pot.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. And in a shorter cooking time than usual and very little fuss.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 6
Two gluten free matzo balls in a bowl of broth garnished with dill.

Gluten Free Matzo Balls

For those of you who thought you couldn’t ever have a bowl of traditional matzo ball soup again, this recipe is for you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 4
A single compost cookie from Christina Tosi.

Compost Cookies®

The curious name of these insanely can’t-stop-eating-these sweet and salty cookies hints at how you toss in whatever this and that you have on hand to create awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Five classic brioche rolls on a wire rack, three in metal tins, two removed from the tins.

Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 11
Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever experienced.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Six breaded oven fried chicken thighs with four lemon wedges in a parchment-lined dish.

Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

Sometimes less is more. These crumb-coated chicken thighs make for a quick, frugal, satisfying dinner fix with very little fuss and are easily adaptable to what you have on hand.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 0