FRANNY D’ANGELO For the press
Dear Franny the shopaholic: I have always used Mancini fried peppers (not roasted) for my sausages, peppers, onions and eggs. However, for a few months, there are no more in the supermarkets. In fact, there are no Mancini products at all. I live in Mays Landing. Can you tell me if there is a grocery store in the area that sells it? ShopRite and Acme do not. I found a business in California online, but I prefer to buy locally. Thanks. I love your column! —Christine Morman
Dear Christina: You’re not going to like it, but Mancini doesn’t make it anymore! I’m sick because I have a jar left. I also like their long fried hots in a jar, which Santori’s Produce in Somers Point has always carried, but never ShopRite or Acme, even though they did sell other Mancini products. Now they have stopped making them too! I sent you the Mancini website. They are from Florida, and in Florida I could never find the long hots! I actually called them and the girl said that was crazy, but for some reason WinnDixie and Publix (the two big supermarkets there) don’t carry them. I could have a crate delivered to me, but I only wanted one jar there.
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Dear Franny the shopaholic:
I am looking for an oscillating floor fan. —Sandy Gerber
Dear Sandy: Walmart has several to choose from, the cheapest is a Lasko 16-inch Oscillating Three-Speed Pedestal Fan in white for $27.97. They have some with remotes starting at $39.97. I emailed you the link. An oscillating table fan is $15.99 at Ollie’s Bargain Outlet.
Dear Franny the shopaholic: I’m looking for a rectangular shade that’s about 2 feet wide by 1 foot tall? —Destiny G., Mays Landing
Dear destiny: Home Depot had a few in stock at the Egg Harbor Township store on Sunday. They were 22.8 inches wide and 10 inches tall in a white linen look for $22.97.
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Clara Thomas wrote to inform Carol Ann P. of the Cape May Courthouse about the flag bunting. Clara says she’s seen them at Big Lots, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot. Plus some were at Michael’s 60% off.
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The entire Entenmann range: half price.
Value Pack of Signature Farms Chicken Legs, Drumsticks or Thighs: 99 cents per pound.
Top sirloin steak: $5.99 per pound.
Seedless watermelon: $6.99.
Eastern peaches: $1.29 per pound.
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Signature Farms blueberries 18 ounces: $3.99. Limit yourself to one.*
Cherries: $3.99 per pound. Limit three pounds.*
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Breyers ice cream 48 ounces: $2.99. Limit yourself to one.*
Poland or Deer Park 24-pack of spring water: Three for $12. Limit one offer.*
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48-ounce Pompeian extra virgin olive oil: $7.99.
Boneless center-cut pork chops: $2.99 per pound
Pint of blueberries: $1.88.
Broccoli crowns: 99 cents per pound.
Colavita imported pasta: 99 cents.
28-ounce Tuttorosso tomatoes: 12 for $10.
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Chock Full o’ Nuts 10.2 to 11.3 ounces of coffee: $1.99. Limit four.*
Bowl and basket 12 K-cups: Two for $4. Limit four offers.
Bowl and basket of shredded or chunk cheese: two for $3. Limit one offer.* (voucher for recipe below)
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Can you help ?
Would you be so kind to give me a recipe for your onion cheese dip. I’m friends with a friend of a friend of yours, and she won’t tell me. —Kathy
Of course Kathy. Chop a large sweet onion into small pieces and throw in a 10 inch glass pie dish (sometimes ShopRite has them on sale for $2, so I charge, in case you don’t pick it up), then grab two Monterey’s 8 oz jalapeno jack cheese bars, cut to size of butter patties, toss in pie plate. Microwave for 2 minutes on high power. Go out and try to mix it up as best you can. Add a cup of mayonnaise and 8 ounces of cream cheese broken into pieces. Microwave all this another 2 minutes on high power. Now everything should mix perfectly and just spread the top evenly. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve with spoon style fries. We call it crack dip because you can’t stop eating it!
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