Several attempts later and I think I'm close to getting the "star burst". This was f/22, 1.60 sec, and 800 ISO using the kit lens 18-55mm. A little too noisy and golden colored for my liking. I would prefer the clarity and crispness. So, I will keep trying. But, for tonight it feels like success. Thanks, Katrina, for a great tutorial!
Give It Your Best Shot No. 01: Capturing Lights