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MasterChef Junior Season 5 Episode 2 Recap: The Quest For An Apron. 


MasterChef Junior Season 5 Episode 2
                                         Picture Credit: MasterChef Junior/Fox

Unfortunately, I missed the Season 5 Premiere of MasterChef Junior. I deeply apologize for this. However, I did DVR Episode 2 so I was able to provide a recap of this Episode and will continue to do so for the rest of the season. 

I love how these kids cheer each other on. Lots of high fives and morale boosting dialogue. So sweet. 

Oh goodie. The first challenge is a Cupcake Challenge. I love me some cupcakes. Let’s go kids. 

Competing in the Cupcake Challenge are Adam ( who loves science and chemistry and combining scientific elements in the creation of culinary delights), Peyton ( who is a world traveller with a particular affinity for Paris and its food),  Jazzy ( who loves to make cupcakes and loves to jazz things up) and Dreydan ( who is anxious to impress Christina who is his inspiration to bake.). 

Dreydan runs into a bit of trouble when he adds too much sugar and not enough flour to his cupcakes and, unfortunately, has to restart his baking project.  His competitors are cheering him on and I am loving it. Great team spirit. Overall, these kids are making incredibly creative cupcakes. 

Adam who made an  incredible Chocolate Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting and Strawberry Compote Filling and Peyton who made a gorgeous Blood Orange Cupcake with a Blood Orange Frosting and Rasberry Splatter Sauce  won the Cupcake Challenge.  Very well deserved. Kudos to Dreydan and Jazzy for their hard work and creativity. 

Four mini chefs compete in the Steak Challenge: Anna ( who thinks Shane the Train is big and scary and has tricks up his sleeve), Shayne (who loves his Texas style steaks), Solomon (who is also very musical), and Nicholas ( who says his red hair gives himself special powers). These kids are way too cute. 

In the end, the winners of the Steak Challenge are Shayne and Solomon. Very well deserved, I must say. 

 Four more contestants compete in the Chicken Challenge: Avani ( who loves cooking Indian food), Eddie ( who is from The Earth and loves to cook Chinese and Jewish), Grace ( who has a heart for cooking) and Londyn ( who makes an amazing Southern Fried Chicken and has”cooked her butt off”  since she was 3). 

The winners of this Chicken Challenge are Avani and Eddie.  Great work kids!

The next four contestants cook dishes from  across the globe and each earn a white apron. This is a quick edit so the names are never released. Too bad. 

The final Challenge of the day is a Lobster Challenge and all four mini chefs herald from Boston Massachusetts:   Lila ( who is self-taught),  Jake ( who comes from a long line of family chefs),  Jayda (who loves hockey and cooking and is a competitive girl) and Sam ( who loves fencing and cooking and is accustomed to cooking with lobster).

I would like to give a shout out to Jake who is carrying on the legacy  of his Dad who passed away a few years ago. What a brave and inspiring young man

The winners of this challenge are Sam and Lila.  Congratulations kids. And a high five to Jake and Jayda

This season boasts some legendary guests (see video below), such as Martha Stewart and former First Lady Michelle Obama. This should be such an exciting time for the Top 20, basking in the glow of these iconic women, as well as MasterChef head chefs, Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi. 

MasterChef Junior airs on every Thursday on Fox at 8:00 PM. It really is must see TV and will put a smile on your face. 

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About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

One Response to “MasterChef Junior Season 5 Episode 2 Recap: The Quest For An Apron. ”

  1. Please tell the little girl from Leominster, MA that she does not live in Boston. Boston is not even near Leominster

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