As a rule, everyone in our family strongly prefers savory/spicy dishes over sweet ones. However, this salad is an exception. We all love the sweet poppy seed dressing combined with the saltiness of the bacon and slight tang of red onion. The original recipe, posted at the BH&G website years ago, called for 1-1/4 cups of sugar. I've cut that back drastically, but use your own best judgment based on your family's tastebuds. Number of servings is a guesstimate.