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.

Two plates of shredded, shaved Brussel sprouts, topped with toasted pine nuts, green olives, bread, and more pine nuts nearby

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sufficiently stunning enough to convert even the staunchest sprout haters with its sprightly citrus smack. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Skillet with three pickle juice-brined pork chops

Pickle Juice-Brined Pork Chops

Pickle juice-brined pork chops. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, we know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t we think of brining pork chops in dill pickle juice? It’s easy, ingenious, and, natch, delicious.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0
Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A bowl of slow cooker applesauce with two spoons nearby

Slow Cooker Applesauce

This recipe is gonna change your mind about store-bought applesauce. And not just because it lets you use your slow cooker and walk away. Wait’ll you taste it.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 0
A small bowl of vegan mayo--soy milk, oil, vinegar, mustard, and salt--nearby is a wooden knife

Vegan Mayo

Every bit as thick, creamy, and delicious as the real stuff. Maybe even better.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Three small blue plates filled with spicy beef kebabs, red onion, and cilantro

Spiced Beef Kebabs

Indian street food at its finest. And recreated at home. Trust us when we say you’re not going to want to share.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
A yellow pot with 3-ingredient macaroni and cheese--elbow macaroni, cream, Cheddar cheese

3 Ingredient Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese doesn’t get any easier than this 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese that’s done in 20 minutes. Kids! Dinner!

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  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A decorative bowl with chicken braised with saffron, cinnamon, lavender, and almonds over rice

Chicken Braised with Cinnamon

Dating back to an Andalusian cookbook from the 13th century, this recipe makes us think they dined much, much better in the Middle Ages than we’d ever imagined.

  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 8
Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable as the classic.

  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 26
A metal tray with 4 caramel apples, with natural sticks as handles, two more apples on the table

Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. Try this equally apple-y endeavor instead that requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

Graveyard hauntings are no laughing matter. Neither are these creepy Halloween cupcakes. They’re a delicious matter.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with a beet salad with feta and orange and sliced mint leaves

Beet Salad with Feta and Orange

Sweet, salty, savory–this salad has ‘em all, with each element perfectly in sync with the others. And without any guesswork on your part. That’s a good thing.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A loaf of applesauce bread in a parchment-lined loaf pan

Applesauce Bread

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. And thank goodness for that—or rather, thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y quick bread.

  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 28