Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Maybe it's not really cookies "season" but I had a craving for some good homemade cookies and Mr. Casco Bay has been a super awesome husband and I wanted to thank him.....I didn't have any chocolate chips on hand, but did have some peanut butter M&M's in the chest freezer!  These came out great!
Thanks to Lovin' From The Oven for the great recipe!

My NEW favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

    1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon.
    3. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour. When it’s time, Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    4. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
    5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Home Remedies In Portland

    While I will not be able to attend this event due to a prior commitment, be sure to swing by if you can and support your local artisans!   Find Casco Bay Soap Co. products at Home Remedies!


    Where does it go!?
    Almost 3 weeks or so since my last post!  Soo much happening in my soap world and well, now that the weather is GORGEOUS (!!!) I am outside a bit with gardening, lawn mowing and hiking in the evenings as well as sailing on weekends with Mr. Casco Bay Soap. (on Casco Bay aboard Sea Mist - recognize those names?)
    I have something new...some private labels!  I make these private labels for some of my long time customers that are interested in having their name on a special fragrance soap, made just for them!  Customers love to take something home from Maine and have been asking for something with their favorite store name on it as well.  I was happy to create these labels with my talented label designer, Sally of Packaging Boutique.  She is amazing to work with!  Thanks Sally!
    Created for The Wishful Moon in Freeport - their signature scent is Lavender Eucalyptus.