Some of the green bean casseroles I have made over the years have been just plain boring! I have tried many different ones, adding this 'n that trying to jazz it up or add something to make it "a little different from the rest". So far this is my favorite and we have been having this for holiday dinners for several years. I have had compliments and been asked for the recipe when bringing it to potluck dinners. I usually double the recipe for larger groups.