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Family favorites for the holidays


I cherish every wonderful recipe I have in my collection from family and

friends and am so excited to share a couple of recipes that were served at a

girl’s weekend over hunting season. Sue Jewell’s “Best Brownie Recipe” is a

rich, fudgy brownie that is the bomb and has the perfect combination of

ingredients to make the fudgiest brownies yet. Plus, they are easy to whip


Thanksgiving is not even two weeks away, which means it’s time to make pies.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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