WOW!! Great Story Jim. And congrats to your wife!! Great job with the P&S. You have a great eye for compositions.Jose,
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel had a bacon dessert contest several years ago. My wife entered a recipe for Chocolate Bacon Baklava, that she made up, but had never made.
Her recipe won.
The paper was going to send a photographer so she baked her recipe. The day before he showed up we arranged the baklava on a platter on our kitchen table. It was sitting in direct sunlight when I took the picture. The white thing is a candle that was on the table but outside the subject of the photo.
If you google Chocolate Bacon Baklava you will find her recipe (I don't know how to post a link from my smartphone).