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...