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Creator of Green-Bean Casserole — Thanksgiving Staple — Dies at 92

The inventor of a Thanksgiving staple has died, Dorcas Reilly worked in the Campbell’s Soup test kitchen whipping up different recipes. Reilly created green bean casserole in 1955, which she did for an Associated Press feature. During a 2005 interview with AP, she didn’t recall making the dish because she had made so many including, tomato soup meatloaf, a tuna noodle casserole, and Sloppy Joe-like “souperburgers.” Dorcas Reilly died on October 15th of Alzheimer’s.


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