Welcome to Covington Creek Candle Company! I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit. I'm committed to creating a stable lifestyle by self sufficiency. Prices are going to keep going up. Food recalls are increasing. I don't know about you but I like to know how my food was grown and that I'm the one that canned it. I want to help everyone become more self sufficient whether you live in a apartment, the burbs, a acre or two or more. Of course we can't do everything but I think you will be amazed at how much control you can have.

My home business now includes quilted items and rustic home crafts in addition to creating the best and healthiest cold process soap, 100% pure soy candles, bees wax candles and natural/organic salves and lip balm as possible. Many say I have the best Fort Wayne handcrafted soap, salves and candles. I still haven't found the right place to open a brick and mortar store so www.covingtoncreekcandles.com will have the cold process soap rotating. But email me if there is a special item you are looking for and I will do my best to create it. I am all about customer satisfaction. I am continuing to look for a few acres to grow my own ingredients and move the shop part out of my home and into a separate building.

I am trying to help make this a greener and healthier place to live. We can do this thru more self sufficiency and preparedness. I would love for you to come along on my journey because that is what life is - a journey. If there is a subject you would like more information on let me know at covingtoncreekcandles@gmail.com

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

For one of our carry ins at work I decided to make coleslaw. No one carries in coleslaw it seems anymore. I was surprised at the response I got. One talked about how great Carson's Coleslaw is, another KFC. In all honesty I had never made coleslaw before so I set out on a mission to find those recipes. It took a lot of searching but I finally found one that said it was a Carson's copycat recipe. I made it and it did get rave reviews and the seal of approval from some who had eaten the real thing. Of course now that website no longer has it post but after 3 weeks of going thru my tons and tons of recipes I found it today! So here it is. And if I ever lose that little old piece of paper again it will be safe right here on my blog. Let me know how you like. I would love to hear from you!

Carson's Coleslaw
  • 3 Tablespoons Mayo
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • grated cabbage (I picked up a 16 oz bag of already shredded red and green cabbage with carrots.)
Mix the dressing ingredients together. Taste and adjust as necessary. Add the cabbage (or cabbage and carrot mix).
I tripled the sauce recipe and used 2 bags of the shredded cabbage.
I read a few reviews for Carson's and one said it had a taste of horseradish, another said it had onion. So next time I may try adding those items. Will post it when I do and how it turned out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Spiced Apple Jelly

Apple season is here in many parts of the country - it is in mine and will be for the next couple of months. One of my favorite jellies was a Cinnamon Cider Jelly that I bought years ago. This one is pretty close to the taste. I have toyed with the idea of maybe substituting one or two of the cups of water with apple cider to see how it would taste. Love having some on toasted homemade bread or with a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. If you are into the apple season and love making your own jelly stop by  Grow a Good Life to get the recipe. If have a favorite apple jelly recipe send it to us or post it in the comments. I love trying new recipes!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

There's Frost In The Air!

There is Frost in the air at my home! Ok, I'll be honest - it is Jack Frost. I have been busy making Jack Frost breakaway melts for a special customer in Perrysburg, Ohio. And while the air conditioner is keeping it cool during these hot, muggy days it is the minty scent from Jack Frost that is making me feel happy and energetic.  If you are looking for a little Frost to brighten and lighten your day go to www.covingtoncreekcandles.com

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fall Porch Decorating

August is when I start to think of fall decorating - my favorite time of the year. Fall is for the last of the garden canning, getting the garden bed ready for a long winter's sleep, filling up the firewood racks and  pit fires for a final relax at the end of a busy day.  I love the changing fall leaves and chill to the air. The post today centers on front porch Fall decorating. I love the ideas from How To Build It.org. They have some really beautiful and simple ideas for Fall porch and decoration ideas.