From Sally, a public service announcement: If there's a birthday coming up in your life, you ought to make the person you're celebrating this chocolate cake. It is dead simple, and sinfully, amazingly delicious. It's also easy to make gluten-free, in the event that the person you're baking for can't tolerate wheat. You will thank her, she says. Oh! And lick the bowl. Even if it wrecks your face.
And from me, birthday wishes. Happiest of days to Siobhan and Casey, two of my very best friends in the world. I'm not sure what exactly, but I feel like it means something that you were born on the same day.