P.S. The secret ingredient is always love!
DOUGH Savannah is the second location to our original location that began in Fairhaven Massachusetts. It was a business idea that both my sister Anne and I had always wanted to do but just never got around to actually doing it. I can blame it on a busy life, hectic family schedules and work schedules, there just always seemed to be a reason to say "not right now." We would talk about the concept and make recipes and menus and daydream about how it would look but that was about as far as it went. Little did we know that it was a dream that would be put on hold until our lives forever changed.....
In July of 2018, our family was given the unfortunate news that hit the core of our family, my big sister Anne was diagnosed with Stage 3 Brain Cancer and our entire family and circle of friends prayed with us during this critical time, surgery was scheduled to remove the tumor at Brigham and Women's Hospital located in Boston Massachusetts, unfortunately during surgery complications happened where major setbacks were faced including having to undergo an additional surgery, which left her too weak to undergo radiation or chemotherapy.
As of this day, my courageous sister continues to fight this ugly battle that she will only win with a miracle. We, her family stand beside her every day and pray and help as much as we can and we refuse to lose hope because, at the end of the day, that's all we really have...is hope. Our lives have forever changed and if anything with this unfortunate situation, I can honestly say I have learned not to take one single day for granted that I have with my sister. My sister, my world travel companion, my best friend for 47 years, we shared so many beautiful memories and I refuse to think of a world without her in my life.
About 5 months ago my sister Anne had asked me to take over her bakery business and to start our cookie DOUGH idea (and run with it). I wasn't ready at that time because I kept telling myself that my sister would pull thru and we could do this together but after 8 months of ups and downs with Anne’s health (following her surgeries), that bakery that she put so much love into had not been opened in months, and I knew in my heart that the thought of someone else renting that space would crush me and I knew I had to do something, as I realized, time is of the essence and I had to act fast because her landlord needed to know if the lease would be renewed.
This was a very tough and personal decision for me because I knew my sister was not going to be strong enough to be by my side on a daily basis and that this would most likely be something I would have to do alone until a day came where she could be strong again and help me DOUGH this. I only want to make our cookie DOUGH business a successful reality, and to show my sister that we did it and we are the first establishment in the Southcoast to specialize in (safe to eat) edible cookie DOUGH! I am dedicated to making this happen and to honor my sister Anne’s wishes and for the love of our childhood memories of sneaking to eat our mom’s homemade “raw” cookie doughs and brownie batters. Memories that will always be held close to my heart and be cherished for the rest of my life.
I hope that you will support us both and help me keep my sisters legacy on our mission to continue to bring a little bit of sweetness to the world, thus "Our Cookie Dough Makes The World a Sweeter Place!"
I hope you enjoy our cookie dough as much as I love making it for you!
Thank you so much.
Love, Mary & Anne xoxo
how it all started