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.
Combine flour, sugar, cornmeal, and salt in a large bowl. Cut butter and add until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add ice water, one tablespoon at a time until pastry is moist enough to hold together. Form dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out dough, shaping it into a circle and place on the cookie sheet,
For the filling
In a pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Chop into slices about two inches long.
Sprinkle top of the dough with the sugar.
On the rolled out pastry, spread 3 tablespoons of the goat cheese, leaving about an inch and a half from the edge.
Arrange the bacon on top of the goat cheese.
In a circular formation, start placing the fig discs on top, overlapping if needed.
Fold the edges over the filling, leaving the center open.
In the center, sprinkle the remaining goat cheese.
In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: buttermilk, melted butter, and egg.
Whisk flour mixture into buttermilk mixture until moistened, with small to medium lumps remaining.
In a large cast-iron, nonstick skillet or on a griddle, cook bacon over medium-high until fat is rendered and bacon is browned on one side, about 5-6 minutes. Flip and cook until golden and crisp on the underside, about 1-3 minutes more.
Set bacon aside on paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 1 tsp fat from skillet, saving excess bacon fat in a container.
Heat skillet over medium. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into skillet and top each with a bacon slice.
Cook until some bubbles appear on top of pancakes and a few have burst, about 2 minutes. With a spatula, carefully flip the pancakes and cook until browned on the underside, about 2 minutes more.
Transfer to a platter, bacon side up, and loosely tent with foil.
Keep pancakes warm in the oven and repeat with remaining batter, adding more bacon fat if needed. Serve with pure maple syrup.
Cook butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Once melted, stir often until butter begins to brown and smell nutty, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add in pecans, sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Cool and reserve.
In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sugar together.
Stir in melted butter, sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, and apples until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.
Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top of batter, followed by streusel.
Place pan in oven and bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Optional: Add an extra degree of difficulty (and flavor) by pouring out half the batter in the cake pan, then adding a layer of streusel before adding the final half of batter and another layer of streusel on top--as pictured.
In a skillet, cook Indiana Kitchen Bacon over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in skillet. Cook onion in drippings over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until almost tender.
In 6-quart Dutch oven, mix onion, broth and potatoes. Heat to boiling and reduce heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
Meanwhile, in same skillet, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour with whisk until smooth. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
Gradually stir in 2 cups of the milk. Pour milk mixture into potato mixture. Add remaining 2 cups milk, the salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Stir in ham, half of the bacon, the sour cream, 2 cups of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions. Cook until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
Evenly top individual servings with remaining bacon, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, and enjoy!
Slice each jalapeño open lengthwise, then make a small crosswise cut at the stem end to form a T. Gently open the jalapeños and scrape out the seeds and membranes with a knife.
Add the milk and water to a large bowl and soak the jalapeños for 15 minutes, stirring once or twice.
Meanwhile, mix the cheddar, cream cheese, pulled pork and chili powder in a bowl with your hands.
Drain the jalapeños and pat them dry. Stuff 1 to 2 tablespoons cheese filling into each pepper.
Put the flour in a shallow dish. Whisk the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon salt in another dish. Put the breadcrumbs in a third dish. One at a time, hold the peppers by the stems and dredge in flour, then dip in the beaten eggs, letting the excess drip off, and roll in the breadcrumbs; dip in the eggs again and reroll in breadcrumbs. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate until the coating sets, about 20 minutes.
Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 300 degrees F.
Fry the jalapenos in batches, turning until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per batch.
Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve with barbecue sauce.
*This recipe assumes you already have pulled pork prepared. For our Indiana Kitchen Pulled Pork recipe, see https://indianakitchen.com/recipe/slow-cooker-pulled-pork/.
Place potatoes, celery, and carrot in a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir ham, green bell pepper, and onion until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer ham mixture to baking dish and mix with potatoes, etc.
Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a clean skillet; cook and stir flour in melted butter until smooth, about 3 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and season with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Pour cheese mixture over ham and potatoes. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake in preheated oven until bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow casserole to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.