15 Glorious, Crispy Bacon Recipes Because You Need More Pork Belly in Your Life

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On these cold autumn mornings, there’s only one thing that gets me out of bed: Bacon. And none of that turkey business, either — I’m talking about a perfectly porky, crispy bacon strip or five, still sizzling and filling the kitchen with smoky goodness. Next to a plate of pancakes, it lets you know that everything is going to be just fine. It is the wand to your wizard, the spinach to your Popeye, the pan-fried courage you need to forge ahead — because every day with bacon is a good one.

This week, let’s give our dear friend the spotlight. We already love bacon as a breakfast side, but it’s meant for so much more: Bake it, and it’ll be the crowning glory on your cinnamon rolls and biscuits. Cook it, and it will turn mac and cheese into the most magical of dinners. And then, when all’s said and done, you’ll eat the leftovers strip by the strip, with your fingers, right out of the skillet. Until then, go forth and conquer the world. There’s nothing you can’t do with bacon.

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