Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

24-26 cherry tomatoes
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fresh chives
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Slice a thin lay off top of each tomato
Using small spoon, carefully scoop out discard pulp
Invert tomatoes and drain on several layers of paper towels

Combine cream cheese, chives, milk, basil, pepper and garlic powder, Beat until smooth

Spoon or pipe the filling into tomatoes