"The green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company.Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe while working as a staff member in the home economics department." from Wikipedia
Dorcas recently died at the age of 92. Her original recipe card is in a museum.
from Community Table:When was your favorite treat introduced?
Treats by the Decade:
1930s--3 Muskeeters, Snickers, Tootsie Pops
1940s --M&Ms, Junior Mints, Fun Dip
1950s--Hot Tamales, Pixy Stix, Pez
1960s--Starburst, Swedish Fish, 100 Grand
1970s--Reese's Pieces, Pop Rock, Twix
1980s--Airheads, Sour Patch Kids, Skor
1990s--Starburst Jelly Beans, Dove Chocolates, Baby Bottle Pops