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Prime Publishing Hosts 3nd Annual Cards for Veterans Charity Drive November 17 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – From October 1 through October 31 2023, Prime Publishing hosted their third annual Card Drive for Veterans through its websit

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Prime Publishing Raises Money for the American Red Cross of Hawaii September 15 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – From August 28-September 3, 2023, Prime Publishing raised money for the American Red Cross of Hawaii through its quarterly Cl

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Prime Publishing Raises Money for NAMI June 14 , 2023

Northbrook, IL – From May 15-May 28, 2023, Prime Publishing raised money for NAMI through its quarterly Clicks for a Cause program. The Nat

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Prime Employees Named Rising Star Award Finalists

Three Prime Publishing employees were recently named as finalists for the Andy McLaughlin Rising Star Award from SIPA (Specialized Information Publishers Association). Editors Dana Byerwalter, Laura Shay, and Scott Waldyn received this recognition for their hard work and leadership within the Prime Publishing editorial department.

The Rising Star Award is named for Andy McLaughlin, who founded PaperClip Communications at the age of 24 and went on to become a successful leader in the publishing industry and SIPA. The award honors employees who demonstrate a consistently strong performance, a willingness to work above and beyond expectations, and show an effort to build their skillset to contribute to the growth and success of their organization.

Dana Byerwalter has worked for Prime Publishing for five years and is the Editor of FaveCrafts.com, one of Prime’s largest websites. Laura Shay is the Editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking.com, one of Prime’s niche crafting websites, and has worked for the company for three years. Scott Waldyn is the Editor of AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com, one of Prime’s largest food properties; he has been with the company for nearly two years.

Prime Publishing Featured on Craft Yarn Council’s Blog

Northbrook, IL — Prime Publishing was recently featured on the Craft Yarn Council’s blog! Check it out here to learn more about what Prime Publishing is working on this year, as well as a brief history of the company.

Based out of Carrollton, Texas, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is the yarn industry’s one-stop resource about all things yarn. They represent the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine, book publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry. For more than 35 years the Council has sponsored a wide range of promotional and educational programs, including its highly acclaimed Certified Instructors Program, Discover Knit and Crochet classes, and its popular I Love YARN Day event (the second Friday in October), which offers a virtual meeting place for the nation’s knitters and crocheters.

We are proud members of the CYC, along with other leading companies in the yarn industry such as Red Heart Yarn, Lion Brand, LoveCrafts, Clover, Leisure Arts, Creativebug, and more.

The folks at the CYC are currently working on publishing a series of “Member Spotlight” blog posts for their blog. One member is featured on our blog each month and they are planning to spotlight all of their members by the end of 2018. The goal of these blog posts is to educate their readers about their members and what each of them is up to.

Check out Prime Publishing’s member spotlight blog post here!

Addie Gundry Speaks at Aspen Drive Library

Northbrook, IL—RecipeLion’s own Addie Gundry presented at Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills, Illinois on July 10, 2018 about her career path and line of cookbooks. It was a sold-out event, and booksellers from the Book Bin in Northbrook, Illinois were present to sell books. She spoke for about an hour and a half and answered questions along with signing cookbooks and taking pictures.

RecipeLion and St. Martin’s Griffin are releasing a series of cookbooks, nine of which are currently out on the market, including Homemade Soup Recipes, Easy Chicken Recipes, Family Favorite Casserole Recipes, Easy Cookie Recipes, Retro Recipes from the ’50s and ’60s, Essential Slow Cooker Recipes, Everyday Dinner Ideas,No-Bake Desserts, and The Lighten Up Cookbook, which was released on May 8, 2018. The next two books in the series, Festive Holiday Recipes and Cake!, will be released on October 2, 2018 and are available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Author Addie Gundry received her masters in culinary arts at Auguste Escoffier in Avignon, France and has worked for several notable chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Martha Stewart with management, restaurant openings, brand development, editorial, marketing, and sales. In 2015, Gundry won Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network, and in 2017, she was a contestant on Food Network Star.

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

 

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

 

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

 

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

 

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

 

 

Addie Gundry at the Aspen Drive Library

FaveCrafts and RecipeLion Host 12 Days of Christmas in July

Northbrook, IL — FaveCrafts and RecipeLion launched their fourth annual 12 Days of Christmas in July Promotion.  Twenty-four companies from the food and crafting industries have joined forces with Prime Publishing to create the most exciting Christmas in July promotion to date. Each day a recipe or project will be featured alongside a prize readers can enter to win.  Last year, the FaveCrafts promotion received 62,575 entries, while the RecipeLion promotion received a total of 45,183 entries!

12 Days of Christmas in July Giveaway

“Each time we run a large promotion like the 12 Days of Christmas in July, we get better and better prizes for the readers. I am especially excited about this year’s selection!” says Managing Editor Arielle Hofherr.  This year, crafting companies from across the world are sponsoring the giveaways, including Expression Fiber Arts, Westcott, Leisure Arts, Plaid, Fairfield, Kai Scissors, Xyron, Red Heart, Monaluna, 3L from Scrapbook Adhesives, and Darn Good Yarn. The kitchenware features this year come from big brand names that include Swiss Diamond, Cuisinart, Ayesha Curry Kitchenware, Maverick, Brieftons, RMD Advertising, Hutzler, Microplane, Joseph Joseph, Bene Casa, Dexas, and Starpack.

The food and craft contests run through July 29th, 2018, and readers can enter daily. To learn more about the craft product promotion click here, and to learn more about the food product promotion, click here.  Follow the promotion on social media by using the hashtag #XmasinJuly.

RecipeLion Cookbook Featured on Food Network

Northbrook, IL—RecipeLion’s cookbook, Easy Cookie Recipes: 103 Best Recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Mix Creations, Bars, and Holiday Treats Everyone Will Love, was featured in a list of The Best Cookbooks to Gift This Year on Food Network’s website. Easy Cookie Recipes features a mix of classic, shortcut, and social media–worthy recipes for any occasion, from holidays to bake sales to lazy Sundays. Some of the highlights include Apple Pie Bars, 10-Minute Cool Whip Cookies, Maple Sugar Cookies, Classic French Madeleines, and many more.

Easy Cookie Recipes is the third book in the RecipeLion cookbook series, which launched in 2017. The series is a joint venture with St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan.

RecipeLion’s latest cookbook, The Lighten Up Cookbook: 103 Easy, Slimmed-Down Favorites for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Everyone Will Love, was released on May 8, 2018. The cookbook features classic American dishes with a lightened-up twist, from nutrient-rich smoothies to easy family dinners to guilt-free desserts. Cake! and Festive Holiday Recipes will be released on October 2, 2018.

Cookbook author and chef, Addie Gundry, has a history with the Food Network. She competed on Cutthroat Kitchen twice, winning in 2015, and was a contestant on season 13 of Food Network Star. She currently serves as the executive producer for the RecipeLion Test Kitchen.

Easy Cookie Recipes

Prime Hosts Successful Charity Drive with Warriors for Hope

Northbrook, IL — AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting recently partnered with local charity Warriors for Hope to collect handmade knit and crochet items for Chicago-area cancer patients.

Warriors for Hope is a family run operation; their goal is to “bring cancer patients, survivors, and their family and friends together and bring a little inspiration & hope.” They regularly knit hats and scarves for cancer centers and donate a new set as often as possible. They have worked with North Shore University Health System quite a bit, as well as Children’s Lurie in Chicago.

“I have organized countless charity drives since working at Prime Publishing and they are all so rewarding,” says Managing Editor Jenny Bowden.” I am always amazed at the talent, kindness, and generosity of our readers!”

We are SO overwhelmed with gratitude over the response we received from our charity drive partnership with AllFreeKnitting and AllFreeCrochet!” says Dina Sampras of Warriors for Hope. “We are so grateful for all you warriors out there lending your time and talent to our cause. We truly appreciate all your help and BEAUTIFUL pieces. THANK YOU!!”

AllFreeCrochet’s Hats & Scarves for Hope charity drive ran from March 15 to April 15, 2018. We collected 109 scarves and 90 hats that will be shared with local cancer patients in the Chicagoland area. For more information on Warriors for Hope and to learn how you can help make a difference, please visit their website here.

FaveCrafts Featured on Creative Living Podcast

Northbrook, IL — Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, was a guest on crafter and TV/radio personality Jane Monzure’s podcast, Creative Living. The two took a deep dive into the mission of FaveCrafts along with highlighting a few of the projects and videos that have been particularly popular. They also discussed the latest trends in the world of crafting, including the rise of recycled crafts and why an increasing number of millennials are becoming crafty and its connection to the Danish lifestyle, hygge, which has generated buzz in the past few months.

Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, LLC

Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, LLC

Jane Monzures is a regular contributor to FaveCrafts with a variety of crafts and videos featured on the site and YouTube page. Some of her projects include Recycled Denim Placemats, Twinkling Lights Wine Bottle, and DIY Garden Hose Wreath. Monzures has also been featured as a lifestyle host on WGN-TV and WGN-Radio and as a DIY UpCrafting expert on NBC’s TODAY show, Create & Craft TV USA, FOX’s Good Day Live, ABC’s Windy City Live, WCIU’s You & Me This Morning, FOX 17 Morning Mix Grand Rapids, Peachtree TV Atlanta, ENJOY Magazine and Cox Arizona Yurview.com.

Jane Monzures, Host of the Creative Living Podcast

Jane Monzures, Host of the Creative Living Podcast

FaveCrafts is a crafting website and community that offers over 15,000 free project ideas, tutorials, videos, informative articles, step-by-step instructions, photos, and more to crafters looking for craft projects and ideas. The editors review and make hundreds of craft projects every month and share the best tutorials and articles in full on the website. They also link out to projects from top bloggers and designers in the crafting industry to create a cohesive community.

FaveCrafts Featured on Creative Living Podcast

Northbrook, IL — Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, was a guest on crafter and TV/radio personality Jane Monzure’s podcast, Creative Living. The two took a deep dive into the mission of FaveCrafts along with highlighting a few of the projects and videos that have been particularly popular. They also discussed the latest trends in the world of crafting, including the rise of recycled crafts and why an increasing number of millennials are becoming crafty and its connection to the Danish lifestyle, hygge, which has generated buzz in the past few months.

Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, LLC

Jenny Bowden, Managing Editor at Prime Publishing, LLC

Jane Monzures is a regular contributor to FaveCrafts with a variety of crafts and videos featured on the site and YouTube page. Some of her projects include Recycled Denim Placemats, Twinkling Lights Wine Bottle, and DIY Garden Hose Wreath. Monzures has also been featured as a lifestyle host on WGN-TV and WGN-Radio and as a DIY UpCrafting expert on NBC’s TODAY show, Create & Craft TV USA, FOX’s Good Day Live, ABC’s Windy City Live, WCIU’s You & Me This Morning, FOX 17 Morning Mix Grand Rapids, Peachtree TV Atlanta, ENJOY Magazine and Cox Arizona Yurview.com.

Jane Monzures, Host of the Creative Living Podcast

Jane Monzures, Host of the Creative Living Podcast

FaveCrafts is a crafting website and community that offers over 15,000 free project ideas, tutorials, videos, informative articles, step-by-step instructions, photos, and more to crafters looking for craft projects and ideas. The editors review and make hundreds of craft projects every month and share the best tutorials and articles in full on the website. They also link out to projects from top bloggers and designers in the crafting industry to create a cohesive community.

RecipeLion Releases The Lighten Up Cookbook

Northbrook, IL — RecipeLion and Addie Gundry, in partnership with St. Martin’s Griffin, released the latest cookbook in the 103 cookbook series, The Lighten Up Cookbook: 103 Easy, Slimmed-Down Favorites for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Everyone Will Love, on May 8, 2018.

This is the ninth book in the series. Previous books in the series included Family Favorite Casserole Recipes, No-Bake Desserts, Everyday Dinner Ideas, Easy Cookie Recipes, Essential Slow Cooker Recipes, Retro Recipes from the ’50s and ’60s, Homemade Soup Recipes, and Easy Chicken Recipes. Upcoming cookbooks will feature holiday recipes and cakes.

The author of the cookbook series is chef Addie Gundry. She received her masters in culinary arts at Auguste Escoffier in Avignon, France and has worked for several notable chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Martha Stewart on management, restaurant openings, brand development, editorial, marketing, and sales. Gundry won Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network in 2015, and she was a contestant on Food Network Star in 2017.

Recipes featured in the cookbook include Skinny Corn Casserole, Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, and Pineapple Fluff (shown below).

RecipeLion Releases The Lighten Up Cookbook

Northbrook, IL — RecipeLion and Addie Gundry, in partnership with St. Martin’s Griffin, released the latest cookbook in the 103 cookbook series, The Lighten Up Cookbook: 103 Easy, Slimmed-Down Favorites for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Everyone Will Love, on May 8, 2018.

This is the ninth book in the series. Previous books in the series included Family Favorite Casserole Recipes, No-Bake Desserts, Everyday Dinner Ideas, Easy Cookie Recipes, Essential Slow Cooker Recipes, Retro Recipes from the ’50s and ’60s, Homemade Soup Recipes, and Easy Chicken Recipes. Upcoming cookbooks will feature holiday recipes and cakes.

The author of the cookbook series is chef Addie Gundry. She received her masters in culinary arts at Auguste Escoffier in Avignon, France and has worked for several notable chefs, including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Martha Stewart on management, restaurant openings, brand development, editorial, marketing, and sales. Gundry won Cutthroat Kitchen on The Food Network in 2015, and she was a contestant on Food Network Star in 2017.

Recipes featured in the cookbook include Skinny Corn Casserole, Cinnamon Roll Smoothie, and Pineapple Fluff (shown below).