Leite's Eats®

An archive of David Leite's favorite recipes on Leite's Culinaria.

Crunchy Oven-Fried Drumsticks

Oven Fried Drumsticks

Some things never go out of style. Witness these throwback kid- and adult-friendly drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 15
Smoked Cheddar Cheese Recipe

Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Remember those wee rounds of shrink-wrapped smoked Cheddar from holidays past? This will banish the memory forever.

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  • 5 M
  • 4 H
  • 16
Homemade Nutella Recipe

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 147
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 46
Steamer Clam Chowder Recipe

Steamer Clam Chowder

Quite possibly the definitive clam chowder, made simple yet spectacular with clams, salt pork, potatoes, and oodles of cream. A bold claim, we realize, yet we stand behind it.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 8
Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti Carbonara

This spaghetti carbonara recipe tosses pasta with eggs, cheese, guanciale, pancetta or bacon, and pepper to form a creamy sauce. Quick and easy.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 22
Nach Waxman's Best Brisket Recipe

Nach Waxman’s Brisket

Like a chorus line of Rockettes, these slices of brisket lean on one another in perfect symmetry here. Nach Waxman explains how to accomplish the same.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 19
Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast Recipe

Soft-Boiled Eggs and Toast

Ideal for lazy weekends as well as harried weekdays, these soft-boiled eggs are cooked to perfection in less than five minutes. You’re welcome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 33
Grilled Greek Chicken Recipe

Grilled Greek Chicken

Fresh herbs, a squeeze of lemon, and a foolproof technique lend this grilled chicken its effusive Greek accent.

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 18
Bacon Fat Gingersnaps Recipe

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 31
Rice Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is de rigueur for lazy summer days. This luscious version is adaptable so you can make it as rich as you like. However you make it, though, the vanilla shines through.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 17
Raspberry Jam Recipe

Raspberry Jam

You can’t prolong summer. But you can prolong raspberry season with some lipstick-red berries, a little sugar, and this unerringly precise recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 5