Do you have a cookbook?

Not yet. I hope to have one sooner rather than later!

Why are my Weight Watchers points adding up differently when I input the nutritional information into the calculator?

There could be a couple of reasons for this. But more than likely it’s because the nutritional information that I provide includes ALL nutritional information, including everything that Weight Watchers recognizes as ZERO points. If you need to double check your points, you will need to use the recipe builder on or use the Weight Watchers app.

Can I subscribe to your blog so I can get emails when you post new recipes?

Sure can! Click here to join my email list!

Do you follow Weight Watchers or count calories?

I follow the current Freestyle Smart Points plan. But I am mindful of calories, because I am constantly figuring out nutritional information for recipes. It’s hard to ignore.

Where did you learn how to cook?

I’m mostly self taught. But I learned the basics from my mama, who actually hates cooking. Haha! I also took a bunch of “foods” classes in high school. I was lucky to have some good teachers, so I learned a lot there. I really love cooking with people, because I’m a sponge for knowledge. I learn a lot about cooking by spending time with friends and family in their kitchens.

How much have you lost/Are you at goal/How tall are you?

53 pounds. No, I’m not at goal. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever be “at goal” because the weight in which I feel most comfortable is about 15 pounds more than what is apparently in my healthy weight range. I don’t think I really wanna be “skinny”, I just wanna be skinny-ish!  Oh, and people always ask me how tall I am. I’m 5 foot 7 and a half inches!

Help! I need original Smart Points info/points plus info, and you didn’t provide it!

I might have either ran out of time, the third party apps that I use to figure out the information were having technical difficulties, or it’s possible that I simply forgot.

I don’t have a recipe builder for Smart Points/Points Plus, so I just plug all the provided nutritional information into a calculator on a third party app. You can do this too!

Why did my dish come out a little too salty?

99% of the time, I use kosher coarse salt. I do specify it in every recipe, but I realize someone who doesn’t cook a lot may glaze over the words. Compared to regular table salt, Kosher salt has less sodium content. So it’s not as strong, and when cooking, I find that it sticks to meat and veggies better. Unless I specify something else, I am always using kosher salt. If I tell you to use 1 tsp of kosher salt and you use 1 tsp of regular table salt, it’s probably going to be salty!

What is the difference between Smart Points, Points Plus, and Freestyle Smart Points?

Smart Points is technically Freestyle Smart Points. But Freestyle doesn’t have point values for a large number of foods anymore, so they need to be separated.

Freestyle Smart Points are the current standard of the Weight Watchers program.

Points Plus is a Weight Watchers program from a few years ago that many people still use.

Why do you list all of these points systems?

Honestly, because people ask me to. And at this point, I still can. I don’t know if I’ll do it forever, because things do change. But I’ll do what I can, while I can.

Is your real name Star?

Yes. It was my dad’s idea. It’s a real sweet story, someday I’ll probably talk about it.