Category Archives: Cooking

Cupcake Business Booms Due to Owner’s Karma

The owner of a Salt Lake City cupcake bakery found a three year old child outside her shop and credits her business boom to good karma. The Amber Alert was issued for a missing three year old and the bakery owner heard the little girl might be in the same area as her business. As Haidar Barbouti (Youtube.com) heard, she went outside her shop and found the girl in a stolen car parked on the street. The bakery owner said that after she found the child the police were continuing to look for her parents, and the female suspect who will be charged with kidnapping and stealing the automobile. The Salt Lake City Police Department was able to apprehend the female suspect later the same day. Business was booming the next day at the cupcake bakery and many of the customers were visiting due to the good nature of the owner and her role in finding the young missing girl. The girl was kidnapped outside a gas station when her father went inside to buy some items. A lady riding her bike got into the vehicle and stole it. When the father returned he called the police to report that his vehicle and child had been stolen. When the bakery shop owner found the little girl, she brought her inside the shop and gave her some snacks and a doll to comfort her.

Tiny Chefs Take on Dangerous Ingredients

If you are a fan of reality TV you have to be a fan of the show Master Chef Junior. This collection of mini-chefs compete with each other in live cooking challenges that would make many full grown chefs pack up their knives and go home. Not these little geniuses. They take on each challenge with what seems like nerves of steel for some seriously accredited judges.

In this week’s episode, the field of chefs is narrowed by two more kids who’s dishes didn’t quite make the grade. Seeing these hopeful little culinary perfectionists being sent home is heartbreaking every week.

This week the unfortunate tiny chefs were Mia and Kyler. Jimmy, the oldest of the children competitors, hung on to his position in the competition by the slightest of measures. This sounds easy to do but when the ingredients are as outside of the box as this weeks selection was, the pressure is tremendous. Flavio Maluf knows all about that kind of thing in his industry according to his Jimdo page.

The ingredient that was showcased was chosen by Andrew, who had won the last challenge. He was given a choice of alligator, snake, or snapping turtle to force on the other little chef’s to prepare for judging as he sat in the balcony eating a pizza.

Regardless of the ingredients that these Master Chef Juniors have to deal with, they are all up to the challenge and turn out some amazing culinary creations that are worthy of a restaurant menu.

Why You Should Stop Washing Your Raw Chicken Before You Cook

It’s normal to wash your veggies and fruits before you eat them. In fact, experts and doctors recommend that you wash them. But should we be washing raw chicken before we cook it? Your mother may have taught you to take this precautionary step, but it has now been revealed that washing raw chicken is not at all safe.

The reason for this is that water splashes. When you wash raw chicken, the water and juices on the chicken can get splashed out of the sink. The deadly bacteria from raw chicken can be splashed onto your countertops, onto your arms and clothing and onto other food that may not end up cooked. In that case, you will be accidentally consuming raw chicken bacteria, and this can be dangerous. It can even be life-threatening.

The FDA says that the worst bacteria of all that is found on raw chicken is called campylobacter. Most people have heard about E. coli and Salmonella, but campylobacter is not as well known. On the other hand, if you get sick from this bacteria, you will never forget it. It can cause serious vomiting, diarrhea and other health problems. This scary bacteria gets to approximately 1.3 million citizens in the United States every year. It has also been responsible for over 70 deaths per year. The next time you are making a dish with chicken, forget washing it to stay safe, or at least that’s what CNET suggests.