ChopChop Cooking Magazine and a Cheese GIVEAWAY!

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It’s always been my view that love and connection are what makes life worth living. Meals are a vehicle for establishing that connection, because EVERYONE  has to eat, and what better way to come together and connect as a family than through a meal? And what says love more than offering a meal to your family that is delicious, and prepared with love?

Well, the problem, if you’re a busy mom with any picky eaters in the house is that the table can sometimes become a battlefield, rather than a place of loving connection. Kids sometimes decide to pick THEIR battles over the broccoli!

The best way to get your kids excited about mealtime and eating food that’s good for them is to involve them in meal preparation. (Not to mention that you’re training them in life skills they’re going to need to survive!)

The fall cover of ChopChop Magazine

The fall cover of ChopChop Magazine

ChopChopKids is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics. 

ChopChop Magazine reaches more than 2 million families each year and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, was named publication of the year by the James Beard Foundation, and is a two-time winner of the Parentโ€™s Choice Award.

(As a foodie, I got really excited when I read that part about the James Beard Foundation! You should, too. He was a founding father of modern American cuisine, and this foundation is VERY prestigious in the food world.)

I’m excited to partner with the 1200 farm families of Cabot Cheese (My favorite! I’m a member of their Cheese Board, after all!) to help promote ChopChop Magazine – the fun cooking magazine for families, and their free ChopChop Cooking club – their national healthy cooking campaign to invite every family to join and pledge to cook dinner together once a month for 6 months.

The ChopChop Cooking Club Logo

The ChopChop Cooking Club Logo

I received a copy of ChopChop magazine to examine, and it offers nutritious, great-tasting, ethnically diverse and inexpensive recipes, as well as interesting and little-known food facts, Q&Aโ€™s and games. Your kids (and you!) will learn essential cooking skills in each recipe.

ChopChop Kids Get Cooking!

ChopChop Gets Kids Cooking!

The ChopChop Cooking Club is an online website, that gets kids cooking with over 3000 โ€œclub membersโ€ to date. It helps members to learn how to master essential recipes and cooking skills to lead a healthy lifestyle. Kids learn essential cooking skills in each recipe, such as grating, measuring, boiling, simmering, blending, and chopping. Who can join? A beginner cook! Kids ages 5-12 and their parents, or any adult who is newly learning to cook.)

Cabot Cheese Gift Box

Cabot Cheese Gift Box


Great question! Glad you asked! To win NOT ONLY the $25.00 gift box of Cabot cheese, but also, a one year subscription to ChopChop Magazine , all you have to do is this: 


Leave me a comment telling me your least favorite vegetable as a kid, and whether or not you ever learned to like it. ๐Ÿ™‚


For a second entry, you can go visit my Facebook page, That Susan Williams. , and like it. If you’ve already liked it, please just tell me so in another comment, and help yourself to an additional entry.

For a third entry, you can follow me on Twitter (I’m @thatSusanW ), and tweet this: “Want Free Cheese? #giveaway via @thatSusanW & win a subscription to @chopchopmag & a gift box of @cabotcheese” 

Then come back here and leave a comment, telling me you did so.

Giveaway closes and a winner will be picked by midnight, Central Time, October 13th. 

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  1. My least favorite vegetable as a kid was celery…and still is! It just has no flavor, in my mind, and is too stringy for me. Cucumbers are also not my favorite, though when they're in a salad – like with strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette over arugula – I will eat them.

  2. My least favorite vegetable as a kid was peas. I have never learned to like them!

  3. I already like you on Facebook ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. My least favorite vegetable as a kid was cauliflower. The smell of it made me gag. I could always tell if we were having it for dinner that night by the horrible smell wafting out of the house. My mother seemed to always make it into some kind of cheesy casserole dish. Yuck! But now, I love it! My favorite way to eat it is mashed with salt, butter, and nutmeg.

  5. Peas, but now I enjoy them. My mom always cooked canned peas-greenish gray bland mush! I discovered frozen or fresh peas and they are fabulous.

  6. I'm not sure which to put as my least favorite. I really hated cooked carrots, but I think I hated Brussels sprouts more. But Brussels sprouts rarely appeared on my plate, while cooked carrots often did. In any event, I never grew to like either one. And I really love just about every other vegetable I can think of!

  7. I've liked your Facebook page!

  8. And I've tweeted your message!

  9. My least favorite veggie was cooked carrots. Then I grew up and realized that it was just that my mom didn’t know how to cook them correctly, and now I love them!

  10. Canned spinach!!! Need I say more? I still don't like cooked spinach very much, but if it's fresh before it's cooked, I'll eat it. I can't think of a veggie I don't like as an adult. There are a few I don't love, but anything can be tasty when properly cooked.

  11. I already like you FB page! (Unfortunately, I’m pretty clueless when it comes to Twitter, though I have an account!) I visited the Cabot factory when my sister took me to Vermont, and the cheese was amazing!

  12. I really hated Chinese broccoli as a kid. Now I’ll eat the tender stems and I do know how to cook it well since the rest of the family likes it, but I’m still not a fan of it.

  13. Rebecca Burns says

    My least favorite veggie as a kid? hhmm… my mom is a vegetarian since birth so we had a variety. I didn't and still don't like cooked carrots (on their own, I eat them in soups and stuff).

  14. My least favorite veggie as a kid was lima beans–and they are still my least favorite! However, they could be hidden in ketchup or…cheese! I need some cheese to get the thought of lima beans out of my head, now. so send me some cheese, please!

  15. My least favorite veggie was the tomato. I liked ketchup and spaghetti sauce, but I hated eating tomato. It was a texture thing. When my oldest was a baby, I went to Burger King with a friend and forgot to ask for my burger without tomato. I gave it to my baby, who loved it so much, I started buying them at the store. Eventually, I got used to them.

  16. Hey, Susan, Why hadn't I already liked your FB page? I tweeted – but you wouldn't recognize the name over there – long story, but I did tweet.

  17. Sharon Andrews says

    Okra. Yuck, I still can’t eat it.

  18. Sharon Andrews says

    I follow your fb page.

  19. Andrea Sanderson says

    Turnip. And I still don't eat it. I wonder if my taste buds have changed after all these years?

  20. Andrea Sanderson says

    And I already follow your FB page.

  21. Marla Young says

    I hated brussels sprout with a passion- mom made them all slimy and goopey. Blech!
    It took me until last year to give them another chance, and if they are roasted in the oven with olive oil and the right seasonings- they are delish!

  22. marla Young says

    And I am a follower on FB- but didn't realize that I wasn't getting the notifications until today!

  23. As a kid, my least favorite veggie was okra. It is slimy and even battering it and throwing it in the Fry Daddy does not disguise that fact! I still dislike it. But *That* Susan Williams did manage to change my opinion of asparagus. I hated it as a child, but love it today.

  24. My former most hated veg is now my most beloved: broccoli. I love it raw, cooked, you name it!
    My recent post When you can’t

  25. And of course, I not only like you on fb… I โค๏ธ You!
    My recent post When you can’t

  26. My least favorite veggie when I was a kid was lima beans…all I ever knew was those horrible mealy dry things that come in frozen mixed vegetables. Still hate those, but LOVE properly prepared limas!

  27. Also, I followed you on Facebook and Twitter, and I sent the tweet!

  28. I detested brussel sprouts as a kid! I do like them now, but only when roasted with salt and olive oil. Yum!

  29. Green beans, of course! And no, I never learned to like them.

  30. I already like you on Facebook and I love you anyway! And I tweeted for you! Charlotte would love this magazine and the cheese.

  31. I hated cooked spinach. I enjoy it raw now, but still dislike cooked. (and I already like you on FB.)

  32. I disliked turnips and parsnips as a kid because they turned up in the most unusual places when my grandfather cooked (like in meatloaf.) To this day I tend to avoid them.

  33. Hey, I forgot to mention I've already liked you on FB.

  34. I hate cauliflower but love it now.

  35. I follow on Facebook.
    My recent post Molly and Eugene #MyCatMyMuse

  36. I follow on Twitter and I tweeted!
    My recent post Molly and Eugene #MyCatMyMuse

  37. I hated corn as a kid. Now I like it on the cob but I'm still not a fan of the microwaved kind.

  38. I liked you ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. colleen wuethrich says

    my least favorite veg as a child was lima beans. I still do not like them but don't have to eat them now though either.

  40. colleen wuethrich says

    already liked your fabulous page, susan. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. I hate hated hated broccoli (like tears when I was made to eat it) and now it’s one of my favorites. I don’t remember when I changed to liking it but it gives me hope that our veggie-adverse daughter will one day like them. : )

  42. I have always loved veggies. I didn’t really care for beets as a kid though my Mom fixed them often. I can’t get enough of them now.

  43. Amber weber says

    Honestly, I don’t even remember eating veggies as a kid, except for corn and peas out of a can! Now (surprisingly) I love all kinds of vegetables! I especially like roasting butternut squash or eggplant… Tastes like candy to me! And Brussels sprouts cooked in bacon grease are out of this world! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. My least favorite vegetable as a kid was everything that was not winter squash. I was a really picky eater. Now I eat almost everything.

  45. I already follow you on Facebook!

  46. I hated peas as a kid. Then one time I was at a friend’s house for dinner and they had homegrown peas. I tried them to be polite and loved them! Ever since then I like them, but homegrown are still the best!

  47. I already like your FB page!

  48. My most hated veggie as a kid was canned asparagus. I still don't think I could eat it canned, but fresh? Maybe even roasted? Oh, my!

  49. And I already โค๏ธ you on FB!

  50. Martha Franco says

    I love the idea of a cooking mag for kids! I started my son in the kitchen when he was about 5, and now he does most of his family's cooking!
    My least favorite veggie as a kid was beets. I'm still not crazy about them–I think they taste like dirt–but I had them pickled once (the beets, not me), and they were delish! ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. My least favorite was Brussels Sprouts. Yes I learned to love it.

  52. Brussel sprouts.

    Still hate those nasty tiny cabbages.

  53. Excellent collaboration Susan!

  54. As a kid I didn't like any vegetables other than potatoes. I eat most of them now, with the exception of squash. I still hate squash.

  55. I like you on facebook as David Lintz

  56. Brittany Millsaps says

    I’ve never been a fan of any veggies and still have not grown to like them. But luckily my son loves veggies!

  57. Brenda Haines says

    I absolutely love this question! I have always tried things and eventually liked them, but brussel sprouts have never been appealing until 2 weeks ago. I can't believe I'm a brussel sprout eater now! I had to take a picture and tag my mom for proof that I finally ate my brussel sprouts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Brenda Haines says

    I liked your facebook page. Thanks for the chance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. sockmonkeydivabonvivant says

    My least favorite veggie as a kid was brussels sprouts! But because I roast them now I have learned to love them!

  60. sockmonkeydivabonvivant says

    I like you on FB Alison Wood Harper

  61. sockmonkeydivabonvivant says

    I follow on twitter @sockmonkeydiva & I tweeted

  62. What a great giveaway! THe magazine looks wonderful. As a kid I was not a fan of beets. Everyone in my family loved beets and there was always a jar of pickled beets in the frig and a jar of borsht. As an adult I am OK with beets, even grew a few in the garden this year, but still no borsht.
    My recent post When You Live It, There is NO Pink Fatigue

  63. spashionistareport says

    Beets. They tasted like dirty socks to me. Pickled beets were even worse. I didn't like them then, and I don't like them any better now.
    Of course I like you on FB – and I always tweet you, darling ๐Ÿ™‚

    My recent post Llynda More Boots

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