Joy the Baker, who in turn was re-purposing the bagel recipe from Alton Brown.
The bagels (with and without hot dogs) were pretty easy. Yes, there is yeast dough involved, and you do boil the shaped bagels in a baking soda-water before baking. So its more work than buying something frozen. And a whole lot tastier. And the leftovers froze nicely (to be re-heated several days later.
Next time, I may make a few pizza bagels, adding pepperoni and cheese when baking.