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!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray. Place the cooling rack over a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. (This is for easy cleanup.)
Coat both sides of the bacon with brown sugar, then place on the prepared cooling rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon looks caramelized and crispy. Be careful that they don't burn! Cool the bacon on parchment paper.
Whip the cream with a whisk or hand mixer until it forms sturdy peaks. Make sure you whip only until peaks form. Overwhipping will turn your ice cream into butter!
Whisk in the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and maple extract until well combined. Then pour into a large casserole or baking dish. A loaf pan also works well.
Chop the candied bacon and sprinkle over the ice cream. Freeze for 6+ hours.
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 parsley, if using. Enjoy!
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.
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 medium frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon, turning slices as needed, until browned on both sides and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble bacon.
Cut each egg in half lengthwise; gently scoop out yolks and place in a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork, then stir in mayonnaise, green onions, mustard, and crumbled bacon until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon or pipe about 1 tablespoon yolk mixture into the hollow of each egg-white half. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.