Pineapple Sour Cream Pie

by Mary Papoulias-Platis on

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Every so often I dig deep in my  family recipe box and I find a dish or pastry that reminds me of my mother and her sisters. Recently, we had many birthdays in March –  my mother and two aunts, and I like to remember them by cooking a comfort dish they had taught me […]

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