From a wedding cake that takes all day to bake, to creative ways to celebrate the number four, we've gathered some fun (and funny) ways to celebrate Leap Day.
February 24, 2012
1 of 8Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Susan Vajaranant
Toad in the Hole
Toad in the Hole Recipe Leap Day ... leaping ... frogs ... toads ... toad in the hole! This classic British dish features sausages cooked in a Yorkshire pudding batter.
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Marinated Chicken Quarters
Marinated Chicken Quarters Recipe Since Leap Day comes just every four years, cooking a quartered chicken seems more than appropriate. Plus, since you have to pay for a whole extra day of food this year, why not turn to the humble whole chicken? It's cheaper per pound than chicken breasts.
3 of 8Howard L. Puckett
Dinner Parties for 4
Dinner Parties for 4 Hosting a dinner party for four is a great way to "leap" into entertaining. These delicious menus range from casual to elegant - why not invite over some friends for a Leap Day dinner?
4 of 8Photo: Levi Brown; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni
Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni Recipe This macaroni and cheese dish calls for four different types of cheese: fontina (or Swiss), fresh Parmesan, extra-sharp cheddar, and light Velveeta. Toast to the number "4" and whip up this easy, creamy side dish.
5 of 8Lee Harrelson
Lose Weight: Eat Every Four Hours
Lose Weight: Eat Every Four Hours Everyone can agree that eating only every four YEARS is a terrible idea. But did you know that eating every four hours can help you lose weight and keep from going too hungry?
6 of 8Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr
Fresh Orange Wedding Cake
Fresh Orange Wedding Cake Recipe You've got a whole extra day this year, so why not spend it cooking something you'd normally never try? We love this gorgeous wedding cake - but yes, it does need a whole day of your time!
7 of 8Beatriz Dacosta
Four-Grain Flapjacks Recipe Barley flour, whole-wheat flour, oats, and stone-ground yellow cornmeal give these hearty, stick-to-your-ribs flapjacks their fantastic flavor. Plus, they make a perfect Leap Day breakfast!
8 of 8Photo: Susie Cushner
London 2012, Here We Come!
London 2012, Here We Come! Leap Day isn't the only event that happens every four years. So do the Olympics! In honor of Leap Day, and all general jumping, hurdling, and the like, we've gathered our favorite "marathon, sprint, and high-jump" recipes.
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