Monday, November 22, 2010


Do you love BACON!? I do. Everything about it makes me happy. It smells amazing as it cooks, it tastes wonderful when you bite it. Top BBQ chicken with some bacon & melt some cheese down over it & your chicken is happier. Add it to your hamburger with some pepper jack cheese & your burger is better. Throw it in a spinach salad & your salad becomes more amazing. Heck, they even put bacon in chocolate these days! If all the people in the world would just enjoy simple pleasures like bacon I think this world would be a happier place. It's just that good.

Except..... the mess it splatters all over your stove top as you cook it & the hot grease it spits onto your arms, leaving you wounded!! LOL Want a solution? Do it in the OVEN! Seriously! I had never done bacon in the oven until about a year ago & now I will never, I repeat, NEVER cook it on the stove top again.
Here's how you do it:

Preheat your oven to 425. Line a sheet pan with foil. Lay the bacon on the sheet, not touching.

Pop it into the oven for 15-20 minute.
Don't flip it.
Don't burn yourself.
Don't make a mess of your stove top.
Appreciate that your bacon stayed flat instead of curling up.
Thank me that you do't have any squishy, chewey fat spots to pass off to your husband.
And enjoy the easy clean up thanks to the foil!

Use tongs to move it to a paper-towel-lined plate to soak up the grease.

Serve it up with your pancakes & applesauce & call it good!

And as long as I'm sharing tips with you... do you have a bunch of kids that you have to cut up countless pancakes for? Use a pizza cutter. It goes SO quick & smooth & even - no ripped/torn pieces of pancake for the little ones!

Enjoy your next round of bacon!


  1. I am intrigued! Does it come out crispy or more on the chewy side?