A couple of cooking novelties pulled from a recent camera-dump:
1) Bear egg
This is not super complicated to pull off.
1 cookie cutter
salt & pepper
All you do is crack an egg into a cookie cutter. The smaller your shape's area, the trickier it is to cook the egg through without turning the yolk into a crumbly little piece of crap, but the metal frame makes it really easy to flip the egg early and cook it evenly.
2) Beer can chicken
This one was lifted from Achewood pretty much verbatim. Basic procedure is drink a few beers, then another half beer. Throw some spices and taste into the halfie, shove it up the chicken's bum, cut up some vegetables, get it all really oily and bake it. Simple and delicious and crispy and really, it's just a great recipe. Excellent as-is or as a template for repeated experimentation.
3) Meat cake
Oh, that meat cake. Meat cake, meat cake, meat cake.
This was my birthday cake this year, courtesy of X and Julia. Truly stunning. Three layers of extremely good meatloaf iced with mashed potatoes and decorated with ketchup and, yes, bacon. Mmmm, bacon. Original concept, Black Widow Bakery.
Seriously, check out that bacon work. That's some professional quality bacon lettering right there.
And a very convincing cake. Just look at that slice action.