By admin
May 26, 2009

When it comes to Martha Stewart's recipes, they get very mixed results.  And not just with me.  I vividly remember a Cranberry Upside Down Cake that beckoned me from the cover of her Everyday Food magazine a few years ago.  It was perfect for the holiday and I couldn't resist the call of the cranberry.  I made it.  It tanked.  Determined to have it appear on our holiday table, I made it again.  And it tanked again.  Stubborn Italian that I am, I would have just made it again, but I stopped myself.  Enough already.  It took me a long time to get over that, and I later learned I'm not alone.  Some of her recipes are flawless, some are complete failures.  And not due to operator error.

Over the last year or two, I have resumed my love/love relationship with Martha and all was forgiven.  After all, how could I stay mad at anyone who loves Halloween and glitter as much as I do?  I recently spied a recipe for her Creamy Lemon Squares and couldn't resist making them.  To me, the perfect lemon square has just enough pucker to make no mistake that it's a lemon dish, but not so much that you can't unpucker your lips before you're done eating.  You know?  I know you do.

This one was hands-down perfect.  Quite simple to make, there is just the perfect tinge of pucker and it is a failproof recipe.  The Martha lovefest continues.  My mouth is watering again just thinking of it.  Excuse me while I grab another piece...