Bake. Off.

Since we’re not immune to a little Friday diversion I’ll point you to Minnesota’s delegation to Pillbury’s 44th Bake-Off contest:

Betsy Chan’s (Bloomington) Rachel Meatball Poppers

Catherine Wiechert’s (Mound) Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter

Laura Stanke’s (Maple Grove) Pepperoni-Pesto Popovers

Michelle Gauer’s (Spicer) Double Chocolate-Orange Scones

With that menu, you could certainly fill out breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert, though you’d like owe yourself a couple trips to the gym.

The finalists head to Orlando, Fla. on April 11 for their shot at the $1 million grand prize.

And, if you’re in the mood for sharing, help your fellow NewsCutters get a start on their weekend meal planning by leaving a recipe in the comments.