Cut bacon strips into thirds. Wrap each third around a water chestnut and secure with a toothpick. Place in an ungreased 15x10x1 baking pan or square pan. Bake until bacon is crisp, about 25 minutes.
While bacon-wrapped chestnuts crisp in the oven, in a small saucepan, combine ketchup and brown sugar. Stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Once the 25 minutes are up, place the bacon-wrapped chestnuts on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Then dip in the ketchup mixture. Place in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Spoon any remaining ketchup sauce over the chestnuts. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Warm jam in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the cranberries and heat until well combined.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread. Place each buttered slice on the baking sheet, butter side up. Place in the preheated oven for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and flip bread slices.
On each bread slice, top with a smear of brie. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. of bacon and cranberry jam onto each crostini.
Place in the oven again for 4-5 minutes, or until brie is melted. Enjoy!
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!
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!