Sharing and Gaining Cooking Experiences at the Library

Are you in the mood to cook? The SAGE (Sharing and Gaining Experiences) Program is an Adult and Senior Adult program at the Kingwood Branch Library that often gathers to learn about meal preparation, share ideas around food, and explore new culinary experiences through trying new ethnic foods .  The SAGE group meets twice a month on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The mission and goals of the group are to provide a variety of topics to enlighten and encourage involvement from the Kingwood Community and surrounding areas. The cooking classes are free and we welcome new folks to join us!

Here is a Juicy & Tender Turkey meatball recipe for you from the Kingwood Library SAGE "Instant Pot Series" with Maria.

Preparation time: 30 minutes,

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Instant pot time: Manual 12 minutes.

Serving size: 6


  • 1 pound Ground turkey lean
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoon Oatmeal
  • 1 finely diced Onion
  • 1 teaspoonCumin
  • 1 Dice tomatoes Can
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 1 Spoon Salt
  • Option: You can use the marinara sauce.


  1. Combine in a medium bowl all ingredients except the oregano, thyme, avocado oil and tomato can.
  2. Use just ½ of the diced onion.
  3. Form the meatballs. Approx. 2 Tablespoon.

Set up your instant pot.

  1. Turn on the Sauté function.
  2. Add the rest of the onions for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the meatballs. If you wish brown them, cook them for 3 minutes on both sides.
  4. Pour the tomatoes diced can and water over the meatballs.
  5. Place lid on instant pot and switch valve to sealing.
  6. Press Manual and set to high pressure for 12 minutes.
  7. After you hear the time go off, do the quick release (you do this carefully switching the tab to venting).
  8. Remove lid from the instant pot, stir and serve over cooked pasta or rice.

Enjoy it!

Tip: Remember if you didn’t soak your grain before cook them. Cooked using the instant pot in manual function for about 5 minutes. Remove and wash the beans again. They will be ready to cook using your favorite recipe.

Instant Pot

Instant Pot

Instant Pot Cookbook

Instant Pot Cookbook

This blog was written by Nancy H. and first appeared April 2020.