What's one of the first recipes you taught your kids to make?
I make pancakes almost every Saturday morning, just like my dad used to when I was a kid, so that was one of the first recipes I taught to my kids. My boys love to help me mix the batter, and they're working on mastering cracking eggs. Sure, I end up scooping egg shells out of the batter a lot, but that's how they learn.
What's a delicious no cook recipe?
I often make pita pockets filled with Greek salad and hummus: http://www.foodwhine.com/2010/07/pita-pockets-with-greek-salad-and.html, especially in the summer when it's too hot to cook. It's a perfect quick no-cook dinner that tastes so good that your family will think you slaved in the kitchen all day.
What's a great breakfast for a special occasion?
On Christmas or any other time when I have company staying overnight, I like to make steel-cut oats in the slow-cooker: http://www.foodwhine.com/2010/06/steel-cut-oatmeal-in-crockpot.html
I put it in the slow-cooker before I go to bed, and in the morning it's ready for everyone to enjoy. I just put out a variety of oatmeals toppings and let people dig in.
My two boys have birthdays 9 days apart so in the past I've done a joint birthday party and made a cake for each of them. One year we had an animal themed party for them and I made a monkey cake baked in an oven proof bowl for the shape of the head, and a snake cake baked in bundt cake pans and then cut to form a long snake shape. The kids loved them! http://www.foodwhine.com/2010/09/birthday-cakes.html