The stress of my modern office! I hope you caught that reference. Sorry I’ve been away for a few weeks, I feel as though I’ve neglected a very important part of myself by not updating my cookbook here. This is, after all, the cookbook of my life. It includes all the recipes I need to get through the day. This is one of the three best recipes I ever created. My son, Jude, has a favorite superhero and you’ll never guess who it is. This is his Halloween costume and it’s impossible to get him to remove it. As an update, I want to let you know that since my last post, I have accepted a new role at work. I am so excited!! It’s going to be a move up for me in my career which will also mean more money. It’s going to be a really good thing for my family for a while and we are feeling beyond blessed. We will also be holding a Halloween party at our place this year and it’s actually the first time we’ve ever done anything like this. I’m incredibly excited about how it’s going to turn out and can’t wait to share my recipes with you that I decide on for the party. I will be posting a few new recipes in the coming days and hope you love them. Side note – I started writing a book. Like, an actual fictional book. I’m not really ready to say anything else about it but it’s been a very fun way to let out my creativity when my kitchen is too messy to bake and I’m too lazy to clean it. Can you relate to that? Additional side note…because of the stress I’ve been dealing with at home and at work, I’ve developed quite a few skin issues. I have decided to overcome my fear and show you a picture of what I look like at the moment so I can share my burden with others. Sorry about that. I think my camera on my phone had an auto-filter setting when I took this one. I much prefer the way my skin looks in this one. Webcams make me look like I do in my fantasies. Of course, in my fantasies I also own my own bakery and don’t answer to the man and can stay home with my family whenever I want… Oh well… As a way to combat these skin issues, I’ve been using this awesome new skincare regimen with Mario Badescu. Have you heard of the brand? I’m kind of obsessed so far. The product is so mild that it doesn’t give my skin any kind of reaction and it makes my skin feel brand new almost. I feel so refreshed after I’ve washed my face and finished my skincare routine. Don’t freak out – these products have accumulated over a period of several weeks. Also – I don’t use all of them at the same time. I alternate nights and mornings during the week that I use each product. I’ll keep you updated right here about how my skin improves and I’ll let you know if it’s something you should invest in for yourself as well. Anywho, I’ll be back with several new recipes over the coming days so be sure to check up again later for a look at them. Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day with me and don’t forget to show yourself some love. You deserve it.