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Fun Cooking Magazine for Families and a Giveaway!

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Have you started thinking about holiday gifts yet?  I’m always on the lookout for gift ideas, especially as the holiday season approaches.   Here’s an idea for a family gift that will encourage learning and healthful eating!  Send a gift subscription to ChopChop Magazine!

ChopChop is the fun cooking magazine for families, inspiring and teaching kids to cook and eat real food with their families.  Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it was named publication of the year by the James Beard Foundation and is a two-time winner of the Parent’s Choice Awards.

ChopChop’s vision is to reverse and prevent childhood obesity and hunger.  They believe in the simple values of cooking together as family and sharing healthy, delicious meals.  They don’t do calorie counts or post nutrition content, but everything in the magazine is reviewed and approved by their medical and nutrition advisors.

 As a member of the Cabot Cheese Board, I’m  hosting a giveaway for a one year subscription to the magazine and a gift box of wonderful Cabot Cheese.   Keep reading or scroll to the bottom of this post to enter.

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Every family is invited to join the ChopChop Cooking Club,  pledging to cook dinner together once a month for 6 months.  Each month ChopChop  chooses one good basic recipe that they think is essential for kids and families to learn, as well as skills such as grating, measuring, boiling, simmering, blending, and chopping.

How to Join ChopChop Cooking Club

All beginner cooks including kids 5-12 and their parents, plus any adults newly learning to cook are eligible to join.   Sign up at www.chopchopcookingclub.org and join for free!  Once registered, members receive their first recipe challenge.   Each recipe will include the step-by-step instructions, basic cooking skills, fun food facts, family discussion prompts, and shopping tips for the key ingredients.  There is also information about turning the recipe into a balanced meal.

Members can log into their profile page and post a picture of the completed dish and earn virtual badges for completing the challenge.  New challenges are issued at the start of each month.  If members master the original recipe and want additional challenge, there will be variations and more difficult recipes to test their kitchen skills.   Cooking Club members will be entered to win prizes after completing all six challenges, and will also receive a certificate of completion.

quesadilla

One of the first things my children learned to cook on their own was quesadillas.  We always had flour tortillas and cheese in the fridge!  Even the youngest could make a quesadilla using the microwave,  but they definitely taste better when cooked on top of the stove (with adult supervision!)

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You can win a subscription to ChopChop Magazine and a gift box of Cabot Cheeses!  Just leave a comment about children learning to cook.  How did you learn to cook?  Did you learn from your grandmother, or mom?  How about your own children?  Did they help with family dinners?  Are you teaching your children or grandchildren to cook now?  What are some of your favorite recipes that children can learn?

Sweepstakes Official Rules: By entering the giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules, outlined here.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
Only residents of the U.S. over the age of 18 are eligible to enter.
Duration: Tuesday October 20 through Monday October 26, 2015, at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Leave a comment to enter.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
Winner will be selected using Random.org within 48 hours of the sweepstakes closing and contacted by email. Winners have 24 hours to respond to their notification email to claim their prize. If they do not respond, another winner will be chosen using Random.org. All prizes will be awarded.
We are not liable for technical failures or typographical errors, or resolving identity disputes related to the winner.
We will obtain winners’ name and mailing addresses in the notification email. Once prize(s) have been mailed we will maintain that information for up to one year but will not use it for any other purpose.
This sweepstakes is sponsored by Cabot Cooperative Creamery and ChopChop Magazine.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Prize description: One year subscription to ChopChop Magazine (retail $14.95)  and a $25 Gift Box of Cabot Cheese.

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37 Comments

  1. This magazine fills a void in the cooking magazine world. My grandchildren love to help in the kitchen, and this publication will certainly provide hours if unspiration.

  2. I learned to cook from my mom and a home economics class in school. I teach my daughter to cook all the time but cleaning up is a whole different story!

  3. I learned to cook from both parents. I don’t have children or grandchildren.

  4. I love cooking with my daughter! We would love this! Thanks 🙂

  5. This looks like a great magazine, Mimi! As a new Gramma I can’t wait to start cooking with my little granddaughter…and needless to say I love Cabot Cheeses!!
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  6. My former neighbors (they just recently moved) have started doing cooking videos called “Kids Only Kitchen” on Facebook. I wish I knew that they could make Crème Brûlée before they moved to Texas!

  7. I love baking with my girls! Definitely going to try make quesadillas with them

  8. I love to bake with my kids.

  9. I LEARNED TO COOK FROM MY MOM, DAD, GRANDMA AND 3 AUNTS. MY DAD HAD A COUPLE OF RECIPES THAT WE ALL LOVED. HE NEVER WROTE THEM DOWN THEY WERE HIS SECRET. I TAUGHT MY SON TO COOK AS HE WAS GROWING UP. HE DOES MOST OF THE COOKING FOR HIS FAMILY. THIS MAGAZINE WOULD BE GREAT FOR HIM AND MY GRAND DAUGHTER.

  10. I learned recipes from my grandma! I’m teaching my older children some of my favorite recipes now.

  11. This would be great to have. Would love to sample each one for sure.

  12. I learned to cook just from being in the kitchen with my mom and Grandma. I continue to learn about cooking from my mom! So many good memories in the kitchen! ChopChop is a great resource for simple recipes.

  13. As a pediatric nurse practitioner I hand out ChopChop to my patients and challenge them to cook something and let me know how it was

  14. Generally when our kids are “helping” in the kitchen, they are actually doing the opposite. Most of the time they are eating the ingredients, especially when cookies are on the menu. One food that we cook that they are a help is home made pizza. They get their piece of dough and they can top it however they wish.

  15. I really dont know how to cook, so this would help me too.

  16. Although I don’t have my own children, I have spent time in the kitchen with my friends’ kids. We once made the best chocolate chip cookies and pasta with vegetables. The dessert was a sweet reward!

  17. How fun! My mom and my grandma taught me how to cook. My grandma taught me how to make desserts, and my mom taught me how to make more of the main dishes and basics. Now I’m teaching my girls. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  18. I learned to cook from my grandmother, I love cooking! I don’t have children so have been giving cooking lessons to my friends kids. They love it, the parents love it! We make meals and host parties for there parents. So much fun!

    • What a great idea! Everybody has fun! It’s so important for kids to have supportive adults in their lives, and parents need the back-up too! You’re doing such a wonderful thing for those families.

  19. My grandma and a neighbor gave me my first experiences cooking, then high school home-ec class helped some, but I really taught myself how to be a good cook by trying recipes from magazines and cookbooks.

    • Isn’t it great that there is a magazine for kids and families to learn about cooking? I love the idea of the cooking club with badges and prizes too. Like you, I still learn from magazines and cookbooks, plus the online cooking sites.

  20. Learning to cook was family bonding time. My parents, uncle, and Grandfather had me in the kitchen from a very young age. I continue my love for cooking with my children. They love taco night. We make homemade corn tortillas are not equaled by store bought tortillas.

  21. I learned to cook mostly from my mom.

  22. Love Cabot Cheese…thanks for the chance! Have an AWESOME week! :o)

  23. Wow. Great products and a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. The magazine is such a great idea. Aubrey loved it and would like to try out the roasted broccoli.

  25. My favorite part of our Saturday mornings is having our Abby help me make pancakes and sausage for breakfast…she’s terrific!

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