Nothing is better than a dish that takes you back to your momma’s kitchen table. That is why Ginger Stephens of Auburn shared her mother’s green bean recipe for this month’s Dinner’s Ready recipe.
Pitty Pat’s Green Beans are a crowd-pleaser and are guaranteed to have everyone coming back for seconds, according to Ginger, and then asking for the recipe!
When asked about the name Pitty Pat, Ginger shared that it is the name that her children gave her mother. Even beyond her grandkids, Ginger’s mom is known as Pitty Pat all over town!
“I am 43 years old and have lived in Auburn my whole life,” said Ginger. “It was a wonderful place to grow up, and I love raising my children here.”
Ginger has been married to her husband for 19 years, and together they have three children – ages 15, 13, and 11.
Ginger met her husband while she attended Auburn University, where she earned her degree in Special Education. She currently teaches Kindergarten Enrichment at Trinity Christian in Opelika, Alabama.
When she isn’t working, Ginger enjoys being with family and friends and exercising while listening to a great book on Audible. The family also loves to travel together and will pack their bags up and head out of town every chance they get.
“The thing that brings me the most joy in my life is being with my family and spending time together, making sweet memories,” Ginger shared.
The Stephen family eats at home often, and this delicious green bean side dish often makes its way to their kitchen table. It pairs perfectly with just about anything.
“We make these green beans for all holiday meals, any special occasion like a birthday or when we take food to someone,” shared Ginger. “I serve this dish whenever I get a chance because it is so easy and yummy.”
Pitty Pat’ Green Beans
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 2 garlic cloves (diced fine)
Cook these ingredients on top of the stove for approximately 5 minutes (sometimes if I’m in a hurry, I’ll put it all in the microwave).
- 3 cans of Allen’s Italian Green Beans, drained
- 6-8 pieces of bacon-uncooked
Place beans in a 9×13 Pyrex dish. Pour the sauce mixture evenly on top of the beans. Place the uncooked bacon on top. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes and serve.