About Me


Hello everyone! Welcome to the beginning of what I hope to be one of the greatest adventures of my life. I want to give you the absolute warmest welcome to my blog! This is something I have wanted to do for the better part of almost ten years. Before I get into anything else, I’ll start with just ‘About me’.

My name is Star. I’m a twenty-something girl just trying to make my way through mommyhood. I live in a pretty small town in Illinois. Don’t think Chicago- I live approximately 32 minutes away from the nearest Target, we don’t have a Starbucks, and I get stuck behind tractors on my way to work.

The kitchen has always been my happy place. I absolutely adore cooking. I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into recipes for as long as I can remember. I love pasta, cheese, bread, cheese, and cheese. As you can probably tell from my recipes, I don’t believe in sacrificing good food to lose weight. It may be a slower process, but it’s still a healthy one. Julia Child said it best, “People who love to eat are always the best people.”

A sweet little background on the name of the website, I am a new-ish mama of a beautiful 9 month old baby girl. My favorite guy, her daddy, and I named her Pepper, and after literally having no idea what to name her the first day of her life. Random? Yes, I know. It couldn’t fit her more perfectly though! In the blur that was the first week of her life, I told Eric “I think daily dose of Pepper would be the perfect name for a blog, if I ever end up having time to actually start one.” A month later, on my birthday, he and Pepper gifted me this website. I know it’s taken me almost 8 months to actually get it up and running, but better late than never, right?


I sincerely hope you all enjoy what I have to share with you.