Not really a recipe, but I have been wanting to share how I cook my bacon slices for a while now. I've been doing it for years and love how I don't have to clean off my grease splatter stove top after wards.
Oven Baked Bacon
Preheat oven to 400º. Wrap the inside of cookie sheet with foil. Place a wire cooling rack on top. *Collapse the legs if it has them.* Place 1 lb bacon over the rack, slightly overlapping each piece to make room for the whole pan. Cook for about 15 minutes. The bacon will start to shrink a little. Take out of the oven and turn each slice over. Cook for another 15-20 minutes or until browned and lightly crispy. Depending on how you like your bacon cooked adjust your cooking time. Drain bacon on a paper towel and serve.
When I was organizing my recipes on here a few weeks ago, I was shocked that I haven't ever posted this cookie recipe. Hands down it is the recipe that everyone asks me for and is a favorite amongst Ian's side of the fam.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
35-40 Reeses' Mini Peanut Butter Cups (1 9.2 oz bag) unwrapped completely
Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat well. Mix in peanut butter. Stir in baking soda, salt and flour and combine until well incorporated. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. *I use a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop to make sure all cookies are the same size* Place a peanut butter cup in the middle of each ball and then wrap the dough around, rolling it into a ball again. Place 12 on a cookie sheet evenly spaced apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. You only want a hint of golden brown on top. Repeat with remaining cookies. If you have any cookie dough left over without peanut butter cups, roll them into balls then into sugar. Place on cookie sheet and make a criss cross pattern with a fork, pressing them down slightly. Bake for the same amount of time. Cool all cookies on a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container...if they last that long without household members scarfing them down!