I hate to be negative like this. I'm not an artist myself, so I feel like "who am I to criticize?"
But I have to echo the sentiments of those who dislike this design. It's not quality 8-bit nostalgia. Pixel size is inconsistent, the kiss the cook reference is inane, unnecessary, and detracts from the "pixel art" nature of the piece. And the text is just too wordy and self explaining.
Sorry, I love the reference you're making, but I don't care for it. Glad others enjoy it, I guess.