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Papa’s Family Recipes

Papa Family Recipes Cover Chair March 9 2015

I just finished my new book called “Papa’s Family Recipes” which was written in honor of my late father-in law Alberto Petrucci.  Alberto was the son of emigrant parents from the city of Detroit and went on to become one of the largest contractors in the Midwest.  He was a very kind, caring, and humble man who loved his family deeply.

Papa also had a passion for cooking and was quite good at it.  He left behind a treasure trove of his favorite family recipes for everyone to try.  His spaghetti sauce is unbelievable!  This was a somewhat emotional book to write as I reflected upon the years we spent together before his illness and eventual death. Have you ever met someone you liked the very first time you met them? That was the man called “Papa”.

Papa will soon be available at Barnes and Noble and is now available as an e-book on Amazon for pre-order at the link below.  Papa will be published on Friday, March 27th.  I hope you enjoy reading Papa’s Family Recipes!

Papa’s Family Recipes – Amazon 


  1. tabitha59reachingout says:

    I am sure your father in law would be very proud of you for publishing his recipes. ………… You are sure a busy beaver, aren’t you? lol

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  2. milliethom says:

    Your father-in-law must have been a lovely man and I’ll bet his recipes are excellent. 🙂

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  3. Thank you Millie! They really are!


  4. jjspina says:

    Sounds wonderful! Best of luck with this book!

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  5. wow! now you’re into recipes from your dear Papa… good luck, Tony…

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  6. Yes indeed! Give some of them a try! They are really good.


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