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My Uncle Joe was around seven years old when he moved from Italy to Boston. Growing up he heard that in the US money grows on trees. One day while staying at Uncle Rocco’s house it occurred to him to try it out.

He had only been in the US a few weeks. He opened a jar of pennies that our Uncle Resco had saved and began dumping them onto the backyard.

When Uncle Rocco asked him what he was doing, he said he was getting things started by planting the money.

Fast-forward 60 years. Joe Pace is a successful businessman.

Money may not literally grow on trees here, but the United States has created many opportunities for many people like my Uncle Joe.

Paulis father Papa Ed Felix Martignetti and Uncle Joe circa 1968 3 1024x795 Money Does Grow On Trees














091412foodpaulistf02 679x1024 Numero due   Steak Tip & EggsSteak Tips & Eggs!

*Makes 1 serving

For Steak Tips


    • 1/2 cup Bull’s Eye BBQ sauce
    • 1/2 cup Italian Dressing
    • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • Pinch of Kosher salt, ground pepper, and granulated garlic
    • 1/2 pound of sirloin strip cut into tips



  1. Mix together BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, Worcestershire sauce and spices.
  2. Toss in steak tips and place in re-sealable bag or covered bowl.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Cook as desired over hot flame or grill at 450 degrees.





Pauli’s Home Fries:



  •  1/2 pound of sliced & cubed red bliss potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil



  1. Cover potatoes with water in sauce pot and bring to boil & then let cool
  2. Drain potatoes then mix with teaspoon of salt, pepper, granulated garlic & light Chili powder
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  4. Grease sheet pan with oil
  5. Spread potatoes evenly across sheet pan
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping over potatoes after 20 minutes or until crispy



  • Eggs any style (we prefer over easy)

Serve potatoes and steak tips with eggs and multigrain toast.

Bon appetit!



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