Hi Day Mares,
The Carrot Kitchen is just for sending pictures of food to other members that they can't actually eat. Receiving something from the Carrot Kitchen can actually be quite frustrating; you'll be sitting there at your computer counting the minutes until you're allowed to eat next according to the latest crash diet you're trying, and all of a sudden you're confronted with a moist, rich, delicious looking piece of carrot cake. In recent studies, subjects have responded differently to such temptation. In a minority of cases, it was found that receiving something from the Carrot Kitchen, a piece of carrot cake in particular, had a tendency to induce in subjects a phenomenon now known as "Orange Rage". I would describe what this entails, but I'm afraid it's a bit too graphic for our standards here.
Speaking of standards, as for whether what you had in mind was proper for a shout out, pretty much anything is acceptable so long as it isn't advertising, isn't sexual in nature, doesn't use profanity, and doesn't antagonize anyone.