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.
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!
For the vinaigrette:
In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, garlic and rosemary. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, boiling for 2 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
For the salad:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet. Drizzle squash with olive oil, and sprinkle with thyme and salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Roast squash for 15-20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
In a large salad bowl, add kale blend, squash, bacon, walnuts, red onion, cheese, and cranberries. Gently toss salad. Whisk vinaigrette to evenly mix the oils, then drizzle over the salad. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350º. Stir together cream cheese, mayo, sour cream, garlic powder, and paprika until combined.
Fold in spinach, cooked bacon, Parmesan, and 3/4 cup mozzarella. Transfer spinach mixture to baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. (If mixture is very high in baking dish, place a baking sheet below dish to catch spillage.)
Bake until golden and bubbly, 25 to 30 minutes.
Make crostini: Drizzle bread with olive oil and season with salt. Toast until golden, 10 minutes. Rub with a garlic clove while still warm.