After 58 Years, Shouldn’t Green Bean Casserole Retire?

Some people claim it’s not Thanksgiving without a mushy green bean casserole on the table, but others – myself included – say it’s time to dump this 50′s era corporate concoction and come up with something healthier and better-tasting. Back in 1955, the home economists at the Campbell Soup Company were asked to create a recipe that used the company’s products for a fall food story to be published by the Associated Press. The result was the now famous (or …

Green Bean Casserole: A 57-Year Love Affair

What’s one of the most popular Google searches today? Green bean casserole. Yup, right there behind the top search – Black Friday deals – tens of thousands of Americans are scurrying to remember how to make the casserole first devised in 1955. This all-American invention came from the Campbell Soup kitchen, thanks to home economist Dorcas Reilly, whose goal was to come up with a simple dish (using company products, of course) that used as few ingredients as possible. The …