Bacon is always a good idea, Dear Readers. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes at 375° and you will have sheets of blissfully crispy treats that will add a smokey crunch to a salad or baked potato. Brush bacon strips with maple syrup or sprinkle with brown sugar before baking and you have a treat that will earn you proposals. Or, as I show below, drape sheets of bacon over the top of a pork tenderloin that has been slathered with mustard and a little brown sugar. Don’t forget to season the roast with dashes of sage and paprika and cook it on a bed of potatoes to create a one pan meal that is ready to serve after roasting about an hour at 325°. Serve the roast and potatoes with steamed broccoli and you have a feast fit for a king! See? I told you bacon is always a good idea.
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