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@comcast.net

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

All Natural Dog Treats

I love this recipe for dog treats and so does Duke (aka The Duke of Mischief :o) It is very easy to make and healthy too. As alway if you know your dog is allergic to an ingredient email me and maybe I can create a personalized one for you. These make great gift treats also. I have 2 different size cookie cutters shaped like bones (come in handy for making human Scooby treats too!) With the holidays coming up use your imagination - Halloween, Fall,Christmas or use any of your favorites. Since there is egg in this recipe I would not recommend trying to dry them in a dehydrator. Stick with an oven.

                            Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff.
3. Roll the dough into a 1/2 inch thick rool and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. I rolled mine out with a 1/2 inch thickness and used the cookie cutters on them.
4. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes. In my oven it took 30 minutes so keep a close eye on them. When the edges against the cookie sheet turn a light brown color they are done. Trust me I found this out the hard way - although Duke and Sammy still loved them.
5. Cool and store in an air tight container. You can put them in the refridge for longer keeping. They do get hard after a time.

These are really great - I tried one myself (hey why not they are made of human quality ingredients) and they tasted pretty good to me.


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