The Story Behind This Long Held Pittsburgh Tradition Might Just Surprise You

Pittsburgh and traditions just go-hand-in hand. We wave the Terrible Towel to cheer the Steelers on. Spend summer evenings at church festivals. And, gather around the cookie table at wedding receptions. The Pittsburgh cookie table, a long-treasured tradition at wedding receptions, has now become popular at other social events hosted by Pittsburghers. But, do you know the story behind this long-held Pittsburgh tradition?

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