Synopses & Reviews
It began as a little blog highlighting the recipes and crafts of the Norwegian-born food and prop stylist Paul Lowe. Six years later, Sweet Paul
is an online magazine followed by millions and a print quarterly sold nationwide in specialty stores. Praised by the New York Times
as “ a trove of seasonal delights,” it is turning heads with its easy, elegant food and style-setting aesthetic.
Divided into Morning, Brunch, Noon, and Night, with color palettes to match, Sweet Paul Eat and Make includes breakfast dishes like Morning Biscuits with Cheddar, Dill, and Pumpkin Seeds and brunches like Smoked Salmon Hash with Scallions, Dill, and Eggs. For lunch, theres a super-quick Risotto with Asparagus, and for dinner, Maple-Roasted Chicken and a stunning Norwegian specialty, Worlds Best Cake. Rustically chic craft projects—paper flowers made out of coffee filters, a vegetable-dyed tablecloth, and a trivet from wooden clothespins—will captivate even those who are all thumbs.
"Home cooks who love both kitchen couture and innovative simple cuisine now have a cookbook to 'sweeten their everyday life.' [Lowe] presents in stunning images both a collection of easy projects...side-by-side with delicious recipes. When it comes to creating a homey and fashionable kitchen table, Lowe proves that the combination of whisk and glue gun adds a touch of charm to everyones kitchen
— Publishers Weekly, starred
"Dishes such as breakfast churros with cinnamon sugar and chicken with olives and capers look luxurious but are relatively inexpensive and easy to make. Similarly, simple crafts that include fork bookends and vintage-photo napkins offer maximum fun for minimal cost. VERDICT: As its title suggests, this beautifully designed and approachable cookbook is a call to action, not just something pleasant for the eye."
— Library Journal
“A book so sweet and beautiful that you will wish yourself into the pictures. Absolutely magical.” — Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer Purcell, stars of The Fabulous Beekman Boys
“Before you cook or bake a single homey, lick-the-spoon dish, and before you begin one of the many ingenious craft projects, youll have to stop oohing and aahing over the pictures and start thinking of what to make next. Paul Lowe has given us a book that will keep us happy for years.” — Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
“Paul Lowe has been inspiring my family and me for years with his stylish take on crafts and food. His Nordic roots and New York tastes shine in the delicious and distinctive dishes he has created in Sweet Paul Eat & Make.” - Tyler Florence, chef and television host
“Sweet Paul Eat & Make is one of those rare books that makes us yearn to jump inside its pages and live there. Leafing through, we can't help daydreaming about having friends over for homemade Finnish Rye Bread, served with Baked Snug Eggs on a DIY clothespin trivet, with Roasted Plum Bellinis on the side —and we just know we'd be happier, better people if we did." — Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, co-founders of Food52
Join Martha Stewart for a celebration of handcrafted holidays all year-round!
New Year’s – Valentine’s Day – Easter – Mother’s Day – Father’s Day – Fourth of July – Halloween – Thanksgiving – Hanukkah – Christmas
Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.
Captivating one-of-a-kind recipes and kitchen-related craft projects by the creator of the website and quarterly magazine Sweet Paul.
An inspiring collection of projects, ideas, and recipes to make the most of the Halloween season, this completely new edition of Best of Halloween Tricks and Treats offers readers the ideas and know-how to decorate, entertain, and create family memories. Organized by holiday essentials like pumpkins, costumes, and parties, this edition includes inspired decorating ideas to help readersand#12288;decorate their homes in creative and personal ways. The book is dedicated solely to Halloween, giving it a clear focus. Packed with a variety of ideas and projects, including home and outdoor decor, unique and fun carved pumpkins, one-of-a-kind kid costumes, and themed parties for everyone from the youngest guests to adult revelers, the book is a significant value. Better Homes and Gardens is committed to helping families enhance their holiday memories with decorations, crafts, and gift ideas that are both creative and personal. They feature what's most important to crafters now and recognize the importance of tradition and nostalgia as well.
Cool ideas for a personalizing any Halloween party
From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, this all-new edition of Best of Halloween Tricks and Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to Halloween parties and celebrations. You'll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you'll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun.
- Halloween party ideas and kitchen-tested recipes
- Instructions for making handmade Halloween decorations and crafts
- Halloween costume patterns and ideas for kids' games
Best of Halloween Tricks and Treats shows you how to create imaginative Halloween celebrations whatever your level of crafting ability.
A completely revised edition of the 2009 title, Best of Christmas Ideas celebrates the season with hundreds of smart and fun ideas for food, dand#233;cor, parties, and celebrating with those you love. Organized into aspirational yet attainable themed holiday decorating stories, Best of Christmas Ideas offers readers inspirational Christmas decorating ideas to help beautify their homes inand#12288;creative and personal ways. This edition is dedicated solely to Christmas, giving the book a clear focus.and#12288;A wideand#12288;variety of ideas and projects, including stunning themed trees; quick-to-make ornaments,and#12288;cards, wrap, and tags; appealing handmade gifts.
Deck the halls with tons of ideas and treats that make the season bright
Adding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. This all-new edition of Best of Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You'll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts.
- Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday decor and, gifts
- Step-by-step instructions for craft projects
- Ideas for holiday entertaining, including kitchen-tested recipes
- Gorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidance
Best of Christmas Ideas is a treasure-trove of holiday merrimentand#8212;a perfect source for creating unforgettable Christmas celebrations and traditions you'll be proud to share with family and friends.
About the Author
Paul Lowe, who was born in Oslo, has been a food and craft stylist for more than twenty years. His work has appeared in Real Simple, Parents, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Cooking Light, Food Network, and Cosmopolitan.