Bacon seems to take very little thought as far as the cooking process goes. Heat skillet, put bacon in skillet, cook until brown. My problem with bacon though, is that I would frequently over-cook it in my quest for crispiness. So often, it would look like this:
|Over high heat, place bacon in skillet, and then cover with enough water to cover. When water boils, turn heat down to medium.|
|Once water simmers and evaporates, turn heat to medium-low. Cook until crispy and brown.|
|Crispity, crunchity, bacony.|
Edit: My cousin asked if the water method would reduce the flavor of the bacon (it does not), and mentioned that she just cooks bacon in the oven. Though I agree that baking in the oven works great, I don't always want to heat up my oven to cook a few strips of bacon. If I were cooking for a large group, then the oven method would work best. For 3 strips of bacon, I would recommend this water & skillet method.
Here's ATK's video explaining the process...