I don't know about you, but on the rare occasion that I make bacon, I really regret it. Not because of all the fat or calories, but because of the mess.
My mom has this awesome CorningWare bacon tray she uses in the microwave that drains off all the fat and gives her perfect, flat strips every time. When I try to make bacon in the microwave I just end up with either burnt little tasteless crisps or soggy blobs.
For many years I've resorted to trying to make bacon on the stovetop. It splatters, it spits, the bacon curls up, and afterwards my entire kitchen seems to be covered in grease.
Then I watched an episode of Good Eats with the genius Alton Brown showing his method of cooking bacon. To bake it. Ah-ha! Why don't I ever think of these things?
Place a cooling rack inside a baking sheet. Lay strips of bacon on the rack. (I happened to use turkey bacon this time, but any type of bacon will work.)
Place in a cold oven.
Turn the temperature to 400°.
Cook for 12-15 minutes, depending on thickness and crisp preference.
Remove from oven and enjoy!
Oh, it was such a simple process! No babysitting it, turning it, and no mess. Just one step, pop it in the oven and come back when it's done! Such a great way to enjoy bacon!