Sesame-spice Turkey Meatballs (with cucumber yogurt sauce)

Today was a momentous day in the kitchen. Ok, well, not that momentous. I made my first full recipe from my Smitten Kitchen cookbook — a Christmas gift from my darling brother and co-blogger, Edward (I also made challah French Toast– to be posted at a later date). I’ve adapted recipes from it a couple times before and of course, I’ve made things from the recipes on the Smitten Kitchen blog. But today was the first time that I said, gosh darn it, who cares if sesame seeds cost a fortune — I’m making this recipe! And I am very grateful that I did because these meatballs are AMAZING. Like mouth-watering good. (more…)