Born and raised in the Rockford area I graduated from Harlem High School in 1998. After spending a few years fixing and repairing computers
and their networks I decided to go back to college to get a bachelors in Computer Science. During my first semester at Rock Valley College I hooked up with the local
InterVarsity chapter. At various times I served as a small group leader, did basic chapter administrative work, organized large
group meetings, and started something called Atom Groups. Then, after earning my associates degree at RVC, I transferred to NIU to complete
my Computer Science degree. I also served as a small group leader at NIU for InterVarsity for one year and helped with some
administrative stuff for a semester. Now, I volunteer at many different InterVarsity retreats in my spare time. After college I worked at FleetSoft for almost three and a half years as a developer
and now I work for Practice Velocity
as a developer
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I've made this now for my church picnic and for a family get together. Since I've received requests for the recipe at both events I decided to write it up. While there are a ton of recipes online this is mine:
1 Cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp of ground cinnamon
2 Tbsp of Old Hickory Seasoning
5 Ounces of brown sugar
24 oz package of thick cut bacon.
1 Basting brush.
1 Cookie tray
1 Wire Pan Grate that will fit in the cookie tray.
1 pair of tongs.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degress. While preheating do steps 2 - 8.
- I prefer to nuke the maple syrup for 30 seconds as it seems to make it easier to mix it with the ingrediants.
- Mix the maple syrup, cinnamon, Old Hickory seasoning and brown sugar into a glaze. Mix well.
- Take the bacon out of the package and cut it in half. This will allow you to cook more at once.
- Put a sheet of tin foil on the cookie tray. This will help with clean up later.
- Place the the grate on the cookie tray.
- Arrange as much bacon on the grate as you can.
- Baste the glaze on the top side of the bacon. Don't worry about the other side. We will do that later.
- Once the oven is preheated to 400 degress, cook for 15 minutes.
- After cooking for 15 minutes, pull the tray out and flip the bacon using the tongs.
- Baste the second side and cook for another 6 minutes.
- After cooking for an additional 6 minutes, pull the bacon out onto plates. Put the plates in the freezer for 2-3 minutes. This stiffens them up so you can put them in a pyrex container. A good spatula might help get the bacon off the plate.
- Repeat numbers 7 through 12 until all your bacon is cooked.
You can serve it hot if you like. Step 12 is for if you need to take it somewhere.
I want to thank Kristan Leonard for bringing in candied bacon to work. It inspired me to come up with my own recipe.