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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Friday, October 3, 2014

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte - cut the calories, fat grams and cost!

Found this recipe and it speaks Fall and Thanksgiving!

                                                                  PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE

Some of the recipes I tried called for cardamom, ginger and/or allspice to sub for the spices in the recipe below.  You could even use your powdered Pumpkin Spice in place of all of the seasonings listed.
Milk and coffee should be equal amounts.  You can use skim milk, 1%, 2%, whole milk, Half and Half or whole cream.  The less fat the less calories but also less froth.

1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Coffee
3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie blend)
2 tablespoon agave nectar (I like to honey, but you could use sugar also)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground clove

Some recipes call for cardamom,  ginger and or allspice.  You could even sub Pumpkin Spice seasoning for all of the spices. 
Milk and coffee should be equal amounts.

Add the pumpkin puree, milk and agave to a sauce pan over medium heat and whisk quickly for 5 minutes.  Add the spices and vanilla and continue to whisk.    Your spices may not completely dissolve.  If you like a smoother drink do cut the amount of spices or add them at the end when it is frothy and bubbly.  Once it is frothy and bubbly pour into mug.  Add coffee on top.  You can sprinkle more spices on top or like me add a little whip cream and sprinkle spices.  Add a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Everything is to taste so have fun and create your own special drink!