Cook the bacon in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Once the bacon is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside on a plate lined with paper towels.
Dice the pepper and shallots and add them to the pan with the bacon grease. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Crack the eggs directly into the pan with the peppers and shallots.
Use a fork or spatula to scramble the eggs in the pan as they cook. Remove from the heat and set aside when fully cooked. Chop the bacon into bite-sized pieces and mix it into the eggs.
Assemble the quesadillas: In the cast iron pan over low heat, add a tortilla, and cover half the tortilla with sliced cheese. Layer on half of the eggs and bacon mixture. Top with a little more cheese.
Fold the tortilla in half and cook for about 2 minutes on each side until the cheese melts. Slice the quesadilla and serve immediately. Repeat with the second tortilla and the remaining egg mixture.
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!
In a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat, fry bacon slices to preferred crispness.
Poach eggs by gently cracking and adding to water that is just barely simmering, one egg at a time. (Water that is too agitated will break up the fragile egg.) Wait to add the next egg until the first has begun to firm up. Let poach for four minutes, or until desired degree of doneness. Then remove with a slotted spoon in the same order you placed them in the water—first egg in, first egg out.
While your eggs are poaching, toast English muffins to desired degree of doneness.
Prepare the Hollandaise sauce by adding the 3 egg yolks, salt, lemon juice and dash of cayenne or Tabasco sauce to blender. Blend for about 20 to 30 seconds on medium to medium-high power, or until mixture lightens in color. Then place on lowest setting and slowly add melted butter to your mixture. Add more salt or lemon juice if needed to achieve desired flavor.
Assemble your Benedicts. Top your toasted English muffins with 2 slices of bacon, then a poached egg, then drizzle Hollandaise over the top, and garnish with arugula, if using. Enjoy!
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 eggs.
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.