Bacon makes everything better.
And when it comes to cooking it, oven-baked bacon is tops.
Here's how to bake bacon like a pro:
• Heat your oven to 400° F.
• Put slices of bacon on a baking sheet — as many as you'd like, just make sure they fit in one layer — and slide it into the oven.
• Bake for about 15 minutes, until the bacon is sizzling, crispy, and golden brown.
• For even easier cleanup, line your baking sheet with foil first.
And here's how put your ~baked bacon~ to use:
11. Bacon Jam
Brette Warshaw contributed to this post. For more recipe inspiration, visit Food52.