Finely dice half an onion and mince 1-2 cloves of garlic.
In a pan on medium heat, cook bacon until desired crispiness. Let cool. Crumble and set aside.
Sauté the diced onion in leftover bacon grease until it turns soft and translucent. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
Add the frozen spinach to the pan and mix it with the onion and garlic. Cover the pan and let the spinach thaw and heat through for 4-5 minutes. Take the lid off and sauté the spinach until there is no more liquid in the pan. Tan off the heat and set the spinach aside to cool.
While the spinach mixture is cooling, season the ricotta cheese generously with salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Add the cooked spinach mixture to the ricotta and mix it all well. Add the feta cheese and cooked and crumbled bacon and mix until combined.
Make an egg wash by whisking one egg and a little water together and set aside for later.
To assemble the pastries, cut the puff pastry sheets into three strips. Gently roll the strips to widen them slightly. Spoon the ricotta, spinach and bacon mixture in the middle of the pastry dough leaving about 1/2 inch on all sides. Place another sheet on top of the mixture and press down and seal the edges. Use a fork to crimp the edges to seal it further.
Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash and slash with a sharp knife to allow steam to escape while baking. Cut the rolls into pastries as long as you would like them.
Bake the pastries for 18-22 minutes or until they are golden and puffy. Enjoy!
In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions.
To make the creamy alfredo sauce, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms. Whisk in flour about 1 minute more.
Slowly add in chicken broth, thyme and basil. Whisk constantly until well blended, about 2 minutes. Stir in half and half and parmesan until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add more half and half if the sauce is too thick. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in pasta, ham, bacon and peas. Toss gently until well combined. Garnish with parsley.
Preheat 425 degrees F. Place the sliced apples, onions, and part of the fresh herbs in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place the pork on top, fat side up. Pour the balsamic vinegar evenly over the pork. Rest for 20 minutes before placing in the oven.
Season and/or rub the pork with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Top the pork with additional rosemary and thyme sprigs. Roast on the center rack for 60 minutes.
Pour the cranberry sauce over the pork after roasting for 1 hour. Return to the oven and roast approximately 30 more minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees).
Remove from oven and wrap with aluminium foil. Let rest, covered, for 10 minutes before serving. Add garnishes. Enjoy!
Drain pumpkin in a mesh sleeve lined with cheesecloth for at least 1 hour. Before using, squeeze cheesecloth to release most of the liquid.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together strained pumpkin, eggs, egg yolks, 1/2 c. of the Parmesan, romano, salt and pepper. Set aside until a later step.
Cook spaghetti according to the package directions, reserving 1/2 c. pasta cooking water. Cook the bacon, and keep the fat in the pan! Add the sage leaves to the warm bacon fat until aromatic.
Working quickly, whisk 1/4 c. reserved pasta water into the pumpkin and egg mixture. After draining the pasta, put back in large pot. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the noodles. To thin out the sauce, add more reserved pasta water.
Add 2 Tbsp. reserved bacon fat and sage, and stir. Stir in the bacon bits. Add salt and pepper as needed. Enjoy!