It's somebody's birthday today. Happy birthday, somebody!

Every day of the year, about 863,000 Americans celebrate a birthday. You probably know some of them — if not today, then tomorrow, or certainly next week.

Birthdays are a time for celebration, for presents, for cake and ice cream and maybe a piece of pie. And what better present can you give a birthday boy or girl of any age than a homemade cake, homemade ice cream and maybe a homemade pie?

Here are several of our favorite recipes, perfect for a birthday or any celebration at all.