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Since I can remember, food has been a central part of my life. My family always ate dinner together every night. My dad loved to cook and passed that love onto all of us. Baking became my creative outlet and a form of therapy. As someone living with Crohn's Disease, I would  spend a lot of time at home and on restricted diets; so, I baked to pass the time and create goodies I could eat. Stating my own cafe or bakery was always a dream, something I could do someday. Someday is today. 

I have never been into the super fancy desserts. The cakes and cookies that look like it took hours under a microscope and a pair of tweezers to put together just don’t do it for me. Food has always been so tied to emotion and memory and the fancy things don’t stir anything within me. However, give me the ultimate brownie, dressed up for my grownup tastebuds and I am in heaven. My goal with Yes, Please is to make simple, classic treats but with a little bit of a twist and always with any dietary restriction in mind. My sweet spot (pun intended) is in brownies and bars, which also happens to be my favorite thing to eat.

Why yes, Please?

Manners were very important in my house (including manners classes. yes, really). If my mom asked me if I could like something and I replied, "yeah," she would say, "it's never 'yeah.' It's 'yes, please.'" I don't really say 'yeah' anymore. Aside from manners, I have an unbelievable sweet tooth. Even when my doctors wanted me to give up sugar, I just could not do it. When I see something sweet, I cannot say anything but yes please to anything sweet. So what better name?

 Little ole me.

Little ole me.