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.

Leite's Loves...The Mantry

Leite’s Loves…The Mantry

David, frantic for a Father’s Day gift, is stunned to find hipster food from Brooklyn that he loves. He thinks your dude will love it, too.

A wedge of tomato pie on a white plate with a fork in the background.

Tomato Pie

Dead-ripe tomatoes, herbs, Cheddar cheese, and mayo in a flaky pastry crust. Sorta like a tomato sandwich but in a savory warm pie incarnation. You’re welcome.

  • (6)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 9
Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers

One-skillet cooking is going to draw compliments galore for the way these pork chops turn tender and the tangy bell pepper pan sauce makes a terrific and tangy side.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
Five baked cinnamon-pecan apples in a glass baking dish.

Baked Apples With Cinnamon and Pecans

Sorta like apple pie without the crust, this simple autumn dessert comes together with absolute ease…and will earn you quite a lot of accolade.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
A jar of pumpkin spice syrup with a spoon resting on top and two spoons beside the jar.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Oh, the places you’ll go with this sweetly spicy pumpkin syrup. So long, Starbucks. DIY pumpkin spice latte, here we come!

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Squares of chocolate chip crisps on a sheet of parchment paper.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Crisps

Crisp as a cracker. Less sweet than a cookie. And certain to be safe from the kids as they have a distinct adult dark chocolate allure.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 24
A bowl filled with Vietnamese beef and rice noodle salad, with chopsticks resting on the bowl, and a small dish of peanuts beside it.

Vietnamese Beef and Rice Noodle Salad

A jumble of tastes and textures and temperatures, this towering noodle number will jolt you to your senses in a manner that only classic Vietnamese cuisine can do.

  • (2)
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 12
Candied Maple Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to contented moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
A rectangular casserole dish filled with spicy tomato crumble, and a spoon resting in it.

Spicy Tomato Crumble

This spicy tomato crumble isn’t your run-of-the-mill crumble with its savory tomato filling and gently spiced crumble topping. And leftovers reheat beautifully.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Cast-iron pot with a loaf of Jim Lahey's no-knead whole-wheat bread on a gray background

Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Whole-Wheat Bread

Bread that’s homemade, healthful, and has no need for kneading? Believe it. All that’s left to do is let this rugged loaf bake while you bask in its impending goodness.

  • (9)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 28
A frosted apple cake on a sheet of wax paper that has been cut into 12 squares with a knife resting beside.

Frosted Apple Cake

A lightly spiced cake with chunks of tender apple that’s smothered in what folks are calling the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sigh.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A blue bowl half filled with cream cheese frosting and a piping bag filled with cream cheese frosting beside it.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Folks are raving about just how perfect this cream cheese frosting is compared to all the others they’ve tried. Try it. You’ll be saying the same.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
A fresh tomato tart in a herbed crust, drizzled with pesto vinaigrette.

Fresh Tomato Tart

Lunch. Brunch. Starter. Midnight nosh. There’s no time of day when this impressive (and easy) tart isn’t irresistible come late summer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0