When it comes to finger food, it’s hard to beat the slider. A tiny, perfect version of the sandwich you’d eat as a full meal is just about the best culinary blank canvas we can imagine, so naturally, we’re snacking our way through photographer and recipe developer Jonathan Melendez’s new cookbook. Grab The Slider Effect and a pack of Hawaiian sweet rolls — it’s party time.

Turkey bacon is the unsung hero of bacon. It’s the distant cousin no one really talks about, but they still secretly eat it. Eat the bacon, not the cousin, because that would be weird and creepy. Bacon is bacon, after all, and who can resist? Here, it’s turkey bacon’s time to shine. Pile it high between bread with tomatoes, avocado, and pesto for a healthier take on a classic BLT. Of course, if this still doesn’t convince you or make a believer out of you, then regular bacon will work just fine in this recipe.

Reprinted with permission from The Slider Effect