It is a sad day for Thanksgiving food lovers.

92-year-old Haddonfield resident Dorcas Reilly died on October 15th and her legacy will live on forever.

What legacy you ask? She created the green bean casserole.


Back in 1955 for an Associated Press feature, Reilly decided to combine green beans with cream of mushroom soup, topped with crunchy fried onions. She was a Campbell Soup kitchen supervisor at the time when the dish was made.

Families all over the country now incorporate their own version of green bean casserole every Thanksgiving, thus cementing Reilly's legacy into American history.

Since then, it has become Campbell Soup's most popular recipe.

Reilly's family will be celebrating her life on Saturday.



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