Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

My family decided to start a new holiday tradition this year by making all sorts of yummy food and binge watching our favorite holiday movies on Christmas Eve. It was a blast. Perfect family fun time, great food, and we got to introduce my little guy to Christmas Classics, like a Garfield Christmas Special and Home Alone. πŸ™‚

My job for this feast was meatballs. Meatballs are not a traditional holiday meal item, but who cares? They are yummy and stay perfect at a low heat in sauce for hours. But how could I make these meatballs extra special?

Duh. How do you make any food extra special? You add a bunch of cheese, of course! πŸ™‚

So I whipped out my Versonel Pressure Cooker, and went to work.


What You Need:

1lb ground sausage

1lb of ground pork

1lb block of cheddar, cut into small cubes – 1/2 in will be fine, but you can certainly make them bigger or smaller if you want a cheesy explosion πŸ™‚

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 egg

2Β jars tomato sauce


What You Do:

Mix the pork, sausage, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg together – use your hands! πŸ™‚

I used a standard 1″ cookie scoop to make my meatballs – roll them up, and keep your hands wet to keep the meat from sticking.

Once you make your balls, push them flat, add a cube of cheese, and press the meat all around, sealing it as best you can.

Throw the cheese/meatballs in your pressure cooker with enough sauce to cover them. Depending on the size of your meatball, you may need less than 2 jars.

Set your pressure cooker to the stew setting and…


Cheese. Meat. Sauce. Is there anything better??


Get your Versonel Pressure Cooker HERE, and join in the cheesy fun with me! πŸ™‚


Air Fryer French Toast

Is there anything better than sleeping in on a lazy Sunday morning, only to wake up to the delicious smell of french toast being made? Β Yeah, bacon goes well with that too, but I already showed you how to make bacon here. πŸ™‚


So french toast. I have to redirect for a moment to my adorable 4 year old. I told him I was making french toast, and being a typical picky 4 year old he informed me that he doesn’t like toast. or french. Don’t worry – i had him eating his words AND this french toast in just a few minutes πŸ™‚


What you need:

An Egg

1/2 c milk – i used vanilla almond milk for an extra kick of sweetness

Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla

Bread – cut into strips of 4

Cooking/Baking Spray


What you do:

Spray your air fryer pan! This will be a stick mess if you don’t!

Mix up your egg, milk and seasoning. The seasons are up to you. I use about a tablespoon of sugar, maybe a teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of vanilla.


Dunk your bread sticks into the mixture, making sure you get each one covered, and plop them in your air fryer.


Set your air fryer for 360 degrees and cook for 5 minutes. Take out your basket, spray the top of the french toast sticks with baking spray, flip and cook for another 5 minutes or until slightly crunchy.

End Result:



So Good!


NOW – here is an extra special bonus!

I had some left over french toast mixture and I didn’t want to waste it…. SO i grabbed one of my son’s uncrustable peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, dredged it in the batter, and repeated the process above, but only for 3-4 minutes each side.


Boy am I glad my kiddo didn’t see me make this, because I inhaled it. It was AMAZING!!!!

Get your air fryer HERE!

Un-stuffed Cabbage Rolls

When it is this cold outside, I spend most of my time dreaming of different things I can cook. Food that warms you up, inside and out. Food that feeds your body and soul. Foods that typically take forever and a day in a crock pot, but I can now whip up in minutes in my awesome new Versonel Pressure Cooker, found here.

My recipe for un-stuffed cabbage rolls does all that, and more! It’s yummy, hearty, and makes me smile all over.


Here is what you need:

1lb of ground pork or sausage

1 large can of crushed tomatoes

1 small can of tomato paste

1.5 cups of rice

1/2 head of cabbage

Seasoning – i used salt, pepper, ground mustard, garlic and onion powder


Here is what you do:

Turn your pressure cooker on HOT

Brown your ground sausage in the cooker, adding in at least a teaspoon of all the seasonings – i went a little crazy with the ground mustard, like i do with most recipes because i freakin’ love it


Cut your cabbage into strips and throw it on top when the meat is brown



Throw the rice on top, then add both cans of tomatoes

Fill the large can with water at least 1 time to add to cooker, more if you want this to be more of a stew/soup


Mix it – make sure rice is fully covered

Set your pressure cooker for 35 minutes. Once the time is up, release the steam and enjoy!


LOVE. I’ll be eating this for lunch all week, co-workers be warned! πŸ™‚