I bought my Instant Pot a little over a year ago and in that time I have made countless batches of homemade macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, amazing mashed potatoes, chicken, pot roast, meatballs, and so many more dishes. Plus, I made them all in half the time they would have normally taken, used much less fats and oils, and didn't add any heat or humidity to the kitchen during the summer.

It is safe to say that I love it and I can't imagine not having one. If you are on the fence about getting an Instant Pot for yourself for the holidays or someone else as a gift this year, I highly recommend it.

This week in our continuing series on how to use the Instant Pot, I discovered this recipe for making Starbucks' Sous Vide Egg Bites at home, with the Instant Pot. Talk about saving money, these sell for $5-$6 a piece, but it won't cost you that much to make them.

They are creamy and delicious, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack and they can stay in the refrigerator for up to a week. While the recipe from foodieandwine.com, called for adding salt, I didn't and they came out fine. It's eggs, heavy cream, cottage cheese, your favorite cheese, and ham or bacon. Here's how you do it.

I want to point out that I am not an Instant Pot expert, nor am I a paid spokesperson. This has totally changed how I cook and I love it. So, I hope you'll join me here each week as I'll go over the different features and show you how easy it is to cook some basic items, just to get you started!

Next week, maybe we'll try to make cheescakes in the Instant Pot, or homemade vanilla extract. Which would you like to do?

Bonus Video