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COOKING TIPS & TRICKS: BACON — Now, I use bacon in an obscene amount of my cooking. I have strong memories of watching my dad stand over a hot, greasy skillet full of bacon strips, dodging popping fat as he carefully turned over each slice as it browned. However, unless a recipe calls for the bacon to be broken up after I’ve cooked it (in which case I cut it into small strips and cook them up in a frying pan just like that) I’ve found an easy solution that avoids nasty grease burns, keeps your stove free for other pots and pans and doesn’t overwhelm your house with the smell of bacon. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line your sheet tray with foil and place your bacon strips on this – you can place them really close together as they’ll shrink when they cook. Place the tray in the oven for about 20 minutes or until it’s as crispy as you desire. Once the sheet tray is cooled you can remove the foil and put it in the garbage – no clean up!