One thing I’ve said since the beginning of this little adventure is that we’ll be exclusively, aggressively local-only. If it’s not clearly local, it ain’t our beat.

This morning, as I was flipping radio stations (my Ipod car adapter is broken and the new one is still on back order), I heard a bit on KDGE that gave me pause.

A Highland Park lass had heard the DJ’s talking about an amazing recipe that they’d seen on Food Network — for Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding and made them some and brought it into the studio.

Under my original rigid rubrics, we wouldn’t have covered Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding in our shop. And if someone local hadn’t talked or written about it, I wouldn’t know that there was a recipe involving 2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts; sweetened condensed milk, eggs. cinnammon and butter rum sauce. (And some other useless vitamin-providing ingredients.)

And that, friends, would be tragic.

Now, excuse me. I have to go take some more hoodia.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.