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Prime Publishing Hosts Sixth Annual Shawls for Charity Drive March 01 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting proudly partnered with Rush University Medical Center and JourneyCare Hospice during Novem


Prime Publishing Raises Money for UNICEF February 28 , 2023

Northbrook, IL - From February 20-February 27, 2023, Prime Publishing raised money for UNICEF through its quarterly Clicks for a Cause program.


Prime Publishing Hosts Annual Shawl Drive for Charity November 01 , 2022

Northbrook, IL —  AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting are proudly partnering with Rush University Medical Center and JourneyCare during No

more Gets Festive with Free Halloween eCookbooks

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Homemade candy is in high demand year-round, but with Halloween and Christmas just around the corner, these easy recipes are more appealing than ever. The Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s latest eCookbook, Homemade Candy Recipes: 20 Old-Fashioned Recipes for Chocolate Candy, Fudge, & More, is ideal for those looking for the perfect plate of treats to entertain guests during Halloween festivities.

A 2009 study from the New York Times discussed how candy serves as a source of comfort during times of economic stress. When the stock market flounders, candy sales continue to climb. Candy shop food has become a reliable fall-back, and with the Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s latest eCookbook, these eye-popping treats can be made right at home, saving plenty of money while giving the cook the ability to customize them just right.

Sometimes, the spooky fun can be even more appealing than the candy! For festive frights and party fun, check out the Halloween party eCookbook, Spooky Treats & Party Eats: 34 Halloween Recipes from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen. It’s filled with a variety of Halloween-themed drinks, appetizers, and dinners for a festive bash friends and family won’t soon forget.

Celebrate with the Mr. Food Test Kitchen this Halloween for a spook-tacularly good time!

Download our Homemade Candy Recipes eCookbook here:

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About the Mr. Food® Brand

Mr. Food is an established brand that keeps reinventing itself as it continues to grow. Today, the Mr. Food TV segment is nationally syndicated through CBS Worldwide Distribution on 120+ TV stations, with a daily audience of over 2 million viewers. The publishing division (with millions of books sold) continues to successfully create cookbooks to help the home cook get in and out of the kitchen with ease. The success of the brand is based on triple-tested recipes developed in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen while strictly adhering to their “Quick & Easy” philosophy. is a joint venture with Prime Publishing LLC and one of the nation’s fastest growing recipe websites with millions of page views weekly and over 1 million monthly unique visitors. On top of that, the “Quick & Easy Everyday Cooking” eNewsletter engages almost 1 million subscribers on a daily basis.

Prime Publishing Helps Celebrate I Love Yarn Day

Northbrook, IL – Prime Publishing is excited to help celebrate this year’s I Love Yarn Day (ILYD). The celebrations showing off our love for yarn started on Sunday, October 6th. For an entire week, our yarn blog Stitch & Unwind is participating in the national event by posting new knitting and crochet patterns each day. There is also a chance to enter the “Show Us Your Stash” contest for an opportunity to win a massive prize pack full of goodies including free yarn, crochet and knit books, crochet thread, and more.  Our yarn sites (AllFreeCrochet, AllFreeKnitting, AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns, and FaveCrafts) are celebrating through daily Facebook giveaways and social media promotions, including an ILYD 2013 Pinterest board.

ILYD is now in its third year, and keeps getting bigger and better every year. It originally started as a viral campaign to simply show one’s love of yarn. It takes place on the second Friday in October, and it has become a huge success in the past few years thanks to the continued support of the Craft Yarn Council and the campaign’s ever-growing social media presence. In 2012, the ILYD Facebook fan page went from 2,550 to 10,560 “likes” and ILYD became a trending topic on Twitter. Currently, the ILYD Facebook page has more than 17,000 likes on Facebook and the numbers continue to grow.

Check out the celebrations on the Stitch & Unwind blog right here. Plus, there’s plenty of time to enter the “Show Us Your Stash” giveaway. The contest ends October 12, 2013. Be sure to also “LIKE” the I Love Yarn Day Facebook page, too!


Jeanette Benoit, Editor
Prime Publishing


About Prime Publishing:
Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web sites, eMagazines, and communities focused on the niche areas of crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at

AllFreeCrochet Welcomes Fall with Lion Brand’s New Collection of Patterns

Northbrook, Illinois – Fall officially began on August 22, which means now is the time to start getting your wardrobe ready for the new season.  While you’re at it, give your home a quick makeover for the season, too. Inside AllFreeCrochet’s latest eBook, Lion Brand’s New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More, you will find everything you need to get yourself and your home ready for fall. As the weather begins to cool, you’ll need to get your scarves, shawls, afghans, and other autumn accessories ready to help keep you warm and cozy all season long.

According to the 2013 IRS National Standards derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, Americans spend an average of $88 per month on apparel, which adds up to a little more than $1,000 per year. Imagine how much money you could save if you made your own clothes instead of spending your hard earned cash at the mall. A recent study of clothing franchises by the Australian Trade Commission found that the average markup on clothing was 250 percent and 350 percent for accessories. Creating your own clothes and accessories using just a little bit of yarn and a crochet hook is definitely a quick and easy way to save a few pennies this year.

Inside Lion Brand’s New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More, you will find the most stylish crochet patterns for fall. Each one of these crochet designs were hand-picked by the Lion Brand Design Team and were created with the autumn months in mind. The multi-colored Sunset Shrug is a great shawl for adults to wear all season long, while the Country Cute Cardi is perfect for your little girl. You’ll also find gorgeous accessories to accompany any outfit, such as the Glamorous Zig Zag Scarf, Two Color Fur Striped Scarf, Zodiac Scarf with Bobbles, Crochet Clutch, and the Halsey Street Pompom Helmet, just to name a few. Aside from crochet shawls, crochet hats, and crochet scarf patterns, you’ll also find the most gorgeous crochet designs for your home, such as Celestial Pillows and the New Slant Afghan. These DIY home decor items will quickly transform your home a festive fall atmosphere. If you or someone you know is expecting, there’s also a great collection of precious baby bootie patterns to crochet for fall. Download your copy of for free at

Jeanette Benoit, Editor
Prime Publishing

About Prime Publishing:
Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web sites, eMagazines and  communities focused on and e-mail newsletters in the niche areas of such as crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at


Northbrook, IL – Preserving memories in the form of paper crafting is a popular and growing hobby. As photography becomes more and more digital, people seek a tangible and physical way to display their treasured memories. The range of craft projects available is expansive. From journals to scrapbooks to the recently-popular pocket page albums and more, paper crafting is the best way to creatively archive treasured memories. In order to provide paper crafting ideas in one collective location, Prime Publishing LLC is pleased to announce their brand new website,

According to the Craft and Hobby Association, the State of the Craft Industry report found that 56 percent of U.S. households or 62.5 million people participated in one or more crafting activities during the last year. Within that group, 27% participated in paper and memory crafts. With over ¼ of the crafting population devoting their energies to paper crafting, Prime Publishing LLC saw a demand for crafting projects that had not been met by their 19 established cooking and crafting websites. seeks to provide the best paper projects from across the web to its readers through its website, free newsletters, and social media.

In the same survey conducted by the Craft and Hobby Association, it was found that the top reason for starting a new craft project is to give a unique gift. Scrapbooks, journals, and photo albums fall into this category, as each respective handmade book is personalized to the loved one receiving the gift. Readers can learn rubber stamping techniques, scrapbooking layouts, many types of embellishments, and even book binding styles to make paper craft gifts from start to finish. Paper crafting is the best hobby to preserve memories, and with, readers will find all of the paper crafts they will need.

Be sure to visit Prime Publishing’s brand new paper craft website at and sign up for their free weekly newsletter, The Paper Post.

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Dana Byerwalter, Editor

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Northbrook, IL 60062

About is a crafting website dedicated to providing readers with the best paper crafts from all over the web. Readers will find paper crafts for kids that the whole family can enjoy, holiday paper crafts to prepare for festive celebrations, and plenty of craft ideas for the home. AllFreePaperCrafts also publishes The Paper Post, a free e-mail newsletter. Last, AllFreePaperCrafts creates craft related product promotions, contests and giveaways.

About Prime Publishing LLC:

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. The company created its first web site in 1996. Today, we are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in the areas of crafting, home decor, wellness, diet, and cooking.



99.8% of Readers Believe Crafting Helps Sharpen Kids’ Minds

Northbrook, IL —Recently, AllFreeKidsCrafts conducted a survey to get more insight into what our fans love most about us and how we can improve. This is what they had to say:

61.5% of surveyed subscribers look for crafts that are inexpensive
37% are looking for projects for their grandkids
34.6% look for crafts that involve paint
People prefer paper crafts to any other type of craft projects

Just for fun: 39.4% of readers ate craft materials at one point in their childhood. Their reasoning: children are curious!

When asked if they could be a kid again what age they would be, the most popular answer was 10 years old. Readers prefer this age because you can complete craft projects by yourself, but you still don’t have the responsibilities or issues of being a teen or adult!

If you’re not yet a subscriber of Crafty Kid Creations, sign up today. We send out four project-packed issues every week. Fifty percent of those surveyed never miss an issue. Though many people said they love Crafty Kid Creations and as is, we received some helpful feedback that will make you love them even more.

What you’d like to see more of:

Crafts Sorted by Age
Themed Crafts
Crafts that are Useful/ Can be Given as Gifts
Christian Crafts
Recyclable Craft Projects

You’re talking and we’re listening. We loved hearing your comments and will begin to implement your suggestions right away.

Social Media

Are you on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or Google + ? So are we! Learn more:

Facebook: As of today, we have over 15,500 fans who get up-to-the-minute updates on our new craft projects. 86.7% of our Facebook audience can’t get enough of our project posts, which are shared daily. They enjoy viewing the Craft of the Day, letting our funny parenting photos resonate, and answering our fun questions. If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook today!

Pinterest: AllFreeKidsCrafts shares its newest and most popular crafts and activities daily on boards that are sorted by subject. Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, recycled crafts, game ideas, or holiday inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Join a community that loves kids’ crafts as much as you do by following us on Pinterest.

We’re also on Twitter and Google +, so join us there, too!

It is our goal to provide our readers with clever, unique kids’ craft project and activities that will encourage kids creativity, imagination, and intelligence. We are thankful to everyone who took the survey and will use the results to make our website and newsletter, Crafty Kid Creations, the best it can be. is pleased to welcome kids of every age to our collection of the most exciting kids’ craft ideas from all over the web. For young minds, arts and crafts develop creativity, so AllFreeKidsCrafts is here to inspire their imaginations with activities and crafts for kids of every age. From nature crafts to make in your own back yard, to edible kids crafts in the kitchen, to crafts for kids who dream of adventure, we feature all sorts of kids crafts from the web’s most innovative parents and craft designers.

Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, they are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. A full list of web properties, free newsletters and free eBooks can be found at


Northbrook, IL — Dessert recipes have always been popular but are becoming moreso day by day. A meal just isn’t complete without a sweet treat after the savory main course. Desserts are especially important and popular for special events and around the holidays when people come together to enjoy each other’s company.  There are just so many sweet treats in the world that it would be possible to never make the same dessert twice. Because desserts and dessert recipes are constantly in demand, we are pleased to introduce Prime Publishing, LLC’s new dessert recipe website,

According to a worldwide consumer survey done conducted by Datamonitor in June 2013, consumers are increasingly looking more for desserts that they can customize to fit their lifestyles and their cravings. From choosing ingredients that will make their desserts better for them, to adding different toppings and sauces, people want to make their desserts just how they want them. The more customizable desserts are, the more consumers will want to inulge in them.

By making their own desserts right at home in their own personal kitchens, people can rest assured that their treats will be made just how they would like. has every recipe a dessert-driven consumer could ever want, including easy no bake dessert recipes, chocolate dessert recipes, cupcake recipes, fun recipes for cookies, and more. Our site even includes easy dessert tutorials, including a guide on how to make lemon curd and another on how to make a batch of homemade vanilla extract. The recipes on our site accommodate a wide range of baking skill levels, from novice to advanced.

Make sure to visit our brand new dessert recipe website and sign up for our free weekly newsletter The Dessert Dish.

For additional information about, please contact TheBestDessertRecipes’s Editor, Danielle.

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About and Prime Publishing LLC: is a baking and recipe website dedicated to giving readers the very best dessert recipes and ideas for every occasion and every baking skill level. We also publish The Dessert Dish, a free e-mail newsletter, publish eCookbooks, and create food and recipe related product promotions, contests and giveaways.

Prime Publishing, LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. The company created its first web site in 1996. Today, we are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in the areas of crafting, home decor, wellness, diet, and cooking.

Prime Publishing, LLC Speaks at CHA Conference and Trade Show

Northbrook, IL-Stuart Hochwert, president and founder of Prime Publishing, LLC, spoke at the Create-n-Connect Conference & Trade Show, hosted by the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 22, 2013. CHA is an international, not-for-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the nearly $30 billion U.S. craft and hobby industry.

Hochwert’s seminar, entitled Low Cost, Easy, & Effective Methods to Market Online, discussed how to maximize one’s ROI while generating high-quality, consistent traffic. The seminar went in-depth in discussing essential pages every site must have, from contact information to general content building; specifics on the importance of different social media tools and how often one should post; the types of content needed to keep one’s audience actively engaged; and how to address negative feedback and promote positive feedback. The seminar used specific examples from the Prime’s community of cooking and crafting sites to demonstrate how to quickly and efficiently build one’s audience and create a successful site for marketers and consumers alike.

Prime Publishing, LLC was launched in 2009 as Hochwert’s fourth start-up. The company was awarded the prestigious Mequoda Rocket Award for Fastest Growing On-Line Publishing Company in 2012.

Summer Seafood Recipes Featured in Southern eCookbook

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Southern-style cooking is a phenomenon. From magazines to cookbooks and more, country recipes are in high demand. Southern cooking is comfort food at its finest, encompassing a variety of different types of recipes. From corn bread to chowder to fried chicken to chocolate cake, the Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s eCookbook, Down-Home Cookin’: 24 Easy Southern Favorites has a recipe for them all and is recently updated to include more southern dinner recipes we know you’ll love, including Potato-Crusted Fish and Chips, Fresh Catch Strudel, and more!

The Mr. Food Test Kitchen teamed up with U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish to find the best southern-style recipes for a “Quick & Easy” cooking philosophy. A healthier alternative to other meats, catfish recipes are a healthy way to embrace down-home country cooking.

A report by Global Industry Analysts predicts that the world seafood market will excess $340 billion by 2015 due to an increased worldwide interest in healthy food choices. The Mr. Food Test Kitchen’s latest eCookbook puts that belief to the test with a wide selection of southern-style catfish recipes to bring that classic country cooking to kitchens nationwide.

What meal wouldn’t get off to a great start with a helping of Catfish Cakes or a big ol’ slice of Down South Corn Bread? The South knows how to do dinner right with traditional favorites like Fried Catfish and Good Ol’ Honey Fried Chicken. Whether you’re looking for a restaurant-style dish or a new meal to add to your regular rotation, you can’t go wrong with one of these Southern classics. One bite of our recipe for Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and you won’t go back to any other recipe. We can’t think of a single meal that wouldn’t taste better with a home-style Southern side dish. Wouldn’t you agree? From a Test Kitchen favorite like our Southern Potato Bake to the grab-‘em-before-they’re-gone Hush Puppies, there’s plenty here for the whole gang! Don’t lie – we know you’re thinking about skipping ahead to dessert. We don’t blame you; these recipes are simply irresistible. What meal wouldn’t get five stars when accompanied by a slice of our Old Fashioned Southern Chocolate Cake? Plus, serve up our recipe for Peach Coffee Cake for breakfast or dessert for a meal even Scarlett O’Hara would applaud.

No matter where you’re from, you know these Southern recipes have been made with an extra helping of that “OOH IT’S SO GOOD!!®

AllFreeCasseroleRecipes Featured on

Northbrook, IL — As continues to grow, we are always humbled when our content is featured by other web sites. Last week, one of AllFreeCasseroleRecipes’ holiday recipes was featured in a 4th of July blog post by mintlife, the official blog of

AllFreeCasseroleRecipes was thrilled to be featured. is a web site that keeps all of your financial information in one place, making it easier to see the bigger picture. It helps you budget, track financial goals, and more. Mint was named one of the 50 Best Websites of 2010 by Time Magazine, was a Money Top Pick, a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice, and The Wall Street Journal said it had “The best online tools for personal finance.” Its 10 million users are happy with it, too.

Mint’s blog, mintlife, covers a variety of budget-friendly lifestyle topics, including a column from the Frugal Foodie. AllFreeCasseroleRecipes has been featured twice this year in this column. It was first mentioned in a Mother’s Day Brunch blog post in May, and was featured again for the 4th of July. Check out Red, White, and Blue Recipes for a 4th of July Feast to see which AllFreeCasseroleRecipes recipe was featured.

AllFreeCasseroleRecipes is happy to be featured by and is looking forward to experiencing more growth in the future.

Holiday Crafters’ Interests Discovered in Recent Survey Results

Northbrook, IL – A recent survey conducted by revealed the interests and habits of holiday crafters. The recent survey was taken by a selection of subscribers to the free e-mail newsletter, Create and Celebrate, which is a tri-weekly release. The editors of were able to establish a strong understanding of the craft goals and ambitions of their readers. The preferences of Create and Celebrate readers can be drawn from the findings included below.

An entire 98.6% of Create and Celebrate readers are women, 45.1% of which are age 60 and older. These readers prefer to craft for holidays and seasonal occasions. Out of these holidays and occasions, 93% prefer to crafts for Christmas, 63% for birthdays, and 62% for Easter. Out of each holiday and seasonal cause to craft, 90% of readers reported that they never craft for Kwanza, 87% also reported the never craft for Cinco de Mayo.

While their preferences differ according to holiday the types of crafts they create do not. A total of 85.8% of readers prefer to create decorations, 60% make wearable crafts, and 59.5% prefer to make handmade gifts and party favors. Predictably, the techniques of readers are stable throughout, 68.6% prefer sewing, 56.4% prefer crocheting, and 56.1% make crafts from recycled materials. On a related note, 36.4% of readers reported that they base what types of projects they make on what type of materials are required.

Key findings of the survey include:

-How much time do you prefer to spend on a single craft project?
1 evening – 20.7%
1-2 days – 54.2%
1 week or more – 25.1%

What types of projects would you like to see in each issue of Create and Celebrate?
A collection of projects for a specific holiday – 12.4%
A mix of projects for all holidays in the next month or so – 42.0%
A collection of a specific type of craft project (i.e. 15 Crochet Patterns or 22 Mod Podge Crafts) – 16.6%
A collection of projects to fit your skill level or time constraints (i.e. 13 One-hour Projects or 33 Super Easy Crafts) – 29.0%

How do you stay connected with AllFreeHolidayCrafts?
I subscribe to the Create and Celebrate newsletter from AllFreeHolidayCrafts – 83.8%
I’m a fan of AllFreeHolidayCrafts on Facebook – 15.4%
I’m following AllFreeHolidayCrafts on Pinterest – 12.6%
I follow AllFreeHolidayCrafts on Google+ – 11.4%

– What holiday best represents you?
Christmas – 73.4%
Halloween – 7.6%
Thanksgiving – 5.5%

Jennifer Bendix

About is a website dedicated to the best free holiday projects, tutorials, seasonal crafts, tips and articles on holidays including July Fourth, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and more. AllFreeHolidayCrafts finds and delivers the best holiday crafts from all over the web, from holiday decor to holiday clothing and accessories. Find hundreds of DIY holiday gifts, kids’ holiday crafts, holiday card ideas and more at

About Prime Publishing:
Prime Publishing LLC was established in 1995 as a traditional niche book publishing company. Today, we are an Internet Media Company that operates web site communities and e-mail newsletters in niche areas such as crafting and cooking. To learn more, visit