December 27, 1999
Preheat the oven to 375. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; coat with cooking spray. In a small bowl, soak the bread in the milk for 2 minutes. Mash it with a fork. In a mixing bowl, combine the turkey, soaked bread, about 1 inch apart. Bake the meatballs until they are firm to the touch and white in the center, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, in a deep pot, combine the chili sauce, ketchup, grape jelly, chili powder, and ginger. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the meatballs. Simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the meatballs, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, and pass with toothpicks. Or cool, cover tightly, and refrigerate for up to 2 days; re-heat and serve. Makes 36 meatballs.
Combine Neufchatel cheese and yogurt, stirring until smooth. Add cheddar cheese and next 5 ingredients; stir well. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.Shape cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap cheese ball in wax paper and chill. Combine cereal nuggets and parsley. Roll cheese ball in cereal mixture just before serving. Serve with fat-free crackers.
In a food processor (or blender), combine beans, garlic, tahini, and lemon juice. Process until smooth. With machine running, drizzle in olive oil until incorporated. Add paprika and cayenne pepper. Process for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove mixture and transfer to bowl. Fold in fresh chopped herbs. Drizzle additional olive oil on top and serve.
In shallow bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, and pepper. Wash and remove stems from mushrooms. Coat caps with dressings; set aside, hollow side up. Combine cheese with mayonnaise and onion. Fill mushrooms with cheese; top each with rounded quarter tsp. of caviar. Makes 30-36 mushrooms.
In a food processor, finely chop the spinach. Add the feta and scallions. Purée until they are blended with the spinach. Add the mayonnaise, horseradish, and lemon juice. Process to blend. Add the dill and process 15 seconds. Season the dip to taste with salt and pepper. Although this dip keeps 2-3 days, it loses some of its zing after 24 hours. Makes 1 cup.