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Entertaining: Special Birthday Party, with Recipes

A special luncheon celebrates cancer survivors

Written by Candace Ord Manroe
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    Raspberry Champagne Cocktail
    Yellow Pepper Soup with Yogurt and Cucumber
    Halibut with Green Beans and Tomato Relish
    Almond-Orange Chiffon Cake

    Check your pantry for these necessary items before shopping:

    • Olive oil (need 1/2 cup)
    • Butter (need 6 tablespoons)
    • Canola oil (need 3/4 cup)
    • Salt
    • Kosher salt
    • Black pepper
    • Granulated sugar (need 1-1/2 cups)
    • Powdered sugar (need 1-1/2 cups)
    • Baking powder (check expiration date)
    • Balsamic vinegar (need 1/4 cup)
    • Eggs (need 7)

    Produce

    • 8 medium yellow sweet peppers
    • 8 medium shallots
    • 1 cucumber
    • 2 pounds whole green beans
    • 2 (5-ounce) containers grape tomatoes
    • Celery
    • 1 bunch green onions
    • 1 jalapeño chile pepper
    • 2 large oranges (for juice and zest)

    Grocery

    • 2 (14-ounce) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • Cider vinegar (need 1/4 cup)
    • 4 ounces prosciutto

    Baking aisle

    • Sugar cubes
    • Fennel seeds (need 2 teaspoons)
    • Ground cardamom (need 1-1/2 teaspoons)
    • Paprika (need 2 teaspoons)
    • Cream of tartar
    • Almond extract
    • Unflavored gelatin
    • Rice flour or all-purpose flour (need 2/3 cup)
    • Cake flour
    • 1 (6-ounce) package sliced almonds

    Dairy

    • 3 (6-ounce) containers plain or low-fat yogurt
    • 1 quart whipping cream

    Fsh counter

    • 8 (4- to 5-ounce) portions halibut or whitefish (1/2 to 1-3/4 inch thick)

    Alcohol

    • Framboise
    • Orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Triple Sec
    • Campari
    • Brut Champagne
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