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Calling all cooks! BlogHer is working on a holiday guide that includes recipes. We’d like your help with one in particular: Green bean casserole. Does your family have a special twist on this dish? Please blog, leave a comment on this newsletter with a link or vlog. If we like your idea, we’ll promote your blog! Questions? Email


Especially the part about BlogHer “working on a holiday guide” **COUGH COUGH COUGH***

Get talking green beans people. I SWEAR you won’t regret it. You trust me, don’t you???


  1. Don’t know if this is a special twist or not… But my mom always made a green bean casserole I absolutely LOVED.

    It had 1-2 cloves of garlic, sauteed onions, probably a half-pound of bacon (this could probably be replaced with prosciutto or a veggie bacon alternative), tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper — and of course, lots of green beans.

    Sorry I can’t tell you the exact amounts of each ingredient. I say play around with them and see what you like best!

    Great… now I’m hungry.

  2. I’m confused. I saw that newsletter. Is this the “top secret” thing you were working on?

  3. Queen of Spain says:


  4. I fucking hate green bean casserole with all my heart and soul. So I make green beans al limone – cook green beans in plenty of boiling water until just a little tender. Shock in ice water to preserve color. Just give them a dip in hot water right before adding sauce, or serve cold (which is how I love them best.)

    1/2 shallot, very finely minced
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp dijon mustard
    Mix these together.

    Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and about 1 tsp zest. Then begin whisking in olive oil, bit by bit, until a nice, tasty emulsion is formed. I would say about 1/4 cup of olive oil more or less.

    Taste. If it is too bitter, add some sugar to taste. Pour over cooked green beans and serve.

  5. I have had lots of GBC’s over the years. The best are just the ones that follow the directions off a can of French’s Durkee Fried Onions.

    But for my money, serving spinach maria in individual custard dishes (ramekins) can’t be beat for taste and presentation!

  6. Holiday Green Bean Casserole

    1) Google Green Bean Casserole Recipe

    2) Screw it.

    3) Order pizza instead.

  7. Scott’s Extra Tasty Fresh Greenbeans
    1/2 clove of garlic browned in 2-3 tbsp of butter in a large skillet
    1 lb of clean blanched greenbeans
    salt and pepper to taste
    let greenbeans bown a little on each side
    drizzle lemon juice over greenbeans

  8. KJ Van Houten says:

    I love the traditional green bean casserole off the French’s fried onion can! But sometimes, just to be different, I put a layer of white rice mixed with sauteed onions on the bottom of the casserole dish, so there’s a layer of rice and bean casserole. And to have a ‘meal in a dish’ effect, sometimes I’ll cook boneless chicken breasts on the top. If I want to be a bit more ‘fancy’, I’ll throw in some roasted pecan bits or add some whole cranberries as garnish.

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