Now, let's make a BLT.
First, let's talk bread.Make a Sandwich Loaf out of No-Knead Bread • The 6 Best Gluten-Free Sandwich Breads • The Perfect One Slice Sandwich Bread • Quick Tip: Slice Loaves of Bread Before Freezing
...maybe you toast it?Kitchen Hack: Make a Toaster Bag Out of Parchment Paper • 10 Best Uses for Your Toaster Oven • How to Clean the Toaster • Good Product: Wooden Toaster Tongs
Then comes mayo:How To Make Mayonnaise: The Video • Two Vegan Mayonnaise Recipes • What is Kewpie Mayonnaise? • Hellmann's vs. Homemade Mayonnaise
The tomatoes should be super-juicy:Tomatoes Are Here! Are You Getting Any? • The Best Place to Store Tomatoes...and Why • Farmers' Market Report: Tomatoes • How Should I Store Leftover Tomato?
...and the lettuce super-crisp:Why You Should Eat More Iceberg Lettuce • Why This Is Our Favorite Lettuce • Good Eats: Little Gems Lettuce • From the Farmers' Market: Black Lettuce!
Last but not least, the BACON:How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven • Best Methods: Three Ways to Cook Bacon • Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better? • Vegetarian (Except for Bacon)
And now, put it all together:Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato: How Do You Make Your BLTs? • Craving: BLTs (with REAL Tomatoes!) • Feed a Crowd: Throw a BLT Party • Casual Entertaining: BLTs for Dinner
Or put a new spin on things:Re-Inventing a Summer Classic: Bacon, Lettuce, and...? • The Ultimate Colorado BLT • Recipe: BLT Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette • Strange Food Combos: Would You Put Cheese on a BLT?
No bacon? Try one of these tomato sandwiches instead:The Perfect Tomato Sandwich • Fried Green Tomato Sandwich • Tomato Mozzarella Sandwich • A Smoky "BLT" for Vegetarians
How do you like your BLTs? And are you planning on eating one soon — loaded up with fresh summer tomatoes?
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