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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.



Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, October 21, 2012

baking tip: baked bacon

bacon is a cured meat made from pork. bacon should only be consumed occasionally, as suggested in current research from the Harvard school of public health that there is a link between nitrates and COPD, heart disease and diabetes.

turkey bacon and other products without nitrates can be used to substitute for bacon requirements in recipes.  one of the techniques that i have found quite beneficial is baking bacon in the oven.

this is an easy way to prepare this product.  there is no turning, no twisting and no spatters on the stove.  simply preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake on a sheet pan for 20 minutes.  the bacon is arranged on the pan, side by side, and not overlapping.  the longer the bacon is baked, the more crispy the product.  remove the bacon from the pan, drain and blot dry in paper towels.

if an easy clean up is desired, line the pan with in foil.  the result is flat bacon with limited fat and great taste.

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