Hi Baby Dolls!
First of all, thank you all so much for supporting my third cookbook, Fabulicious: Fast & Fit! I think it's my favorite book so far -- 70 all-new, healthy Italian recipes with full nutritional information in the back: great for gluten free, veggie diets, and Weight Watchers. All the recipes are super quick and easy: less than 10 ingredients and 30 minutes start-to-stove. You can see the entire list of recipes and read the first chapter here: http://amzn.to/zWk87P.
Second, it was my birthday this past week! Thank you all so much for your sweet wishes and wonderful presents. I got so many pretty cakes -- including a giant cannoli from Wendy Williams and a pink Prada purse cake from my agent Susan. And fans even decorated my mailbox! But my favorite gift of all was the homemade cards my girls made me!
Then I ended the week at the Celebrity Apprentice live finale and after-party. It was really such a great experience -- Debbie Gibson and I hugged it out and Aubrey is back to being a blonde and looks fabulous! I had such a great time with my buddy the beautiful . Lisa Lampanelli as well! I know everyone on the show wasn't always portrayed in their best moments, and none of us are perfect, but I can honestly say I love them all and walked away with 17 new, amazing, smart, wonderful friends. I thought both Clay and Arsenio deserved to win, but since I was on Arsenio's team, I was really, really happy he won. Arsenio is very creative and I am sure we will be seeing him on television again very soon.
Last night was also a personal celebration of the exciting new chapter I am starting in my life. I am in a really good place now and just want to wish everyone the best. I think we should all celebrate each other's success, and I am so happy for NeNe, Dina, Lisa, Jill, Bethenny, Kim, Kandi, and all of the other Housewives or reality stars that go on and do other great things! It's hard sometimes to put yourself out there in the public eye and face the criticism, but in the end if you are a good person who does the right thing, good things will happen to you.