I'm really excited about the up-coming holidays, or I was... I became vegan again in June and so far I have been doing really well. Unfortunately, I am a bit weary about the holidays because I really want to make&bake tons of wonderful&delicious food. I'm thinking apple-cinnamon muffins and pumpkin fudge and breads and cakes and pies... but I don't have any vegan recipes for those kinds of foods. I'm specifically interested in autumn/Halloween recipes.
And I was wondering how changing up ingredients go... For example, I have a magazine w/some yummy-looking recipes. One of the recipes calls for 8 oz. cream cheese. Would I just use 8 oz. vegan cream cheese? More? Less? Annnnnddddd... is there a known substitute for buttermilk? And does anyone know a way I could concoct my own apple butter?
I hope that you guys will be able to provide some suggestions because I truly would feel like I lost out on such a wonderful part of the year if I couldn't make delicious seasonal dishes. And before I go, I'd like to know if anyone has read The Vegan Family Cookbook? I bought it around the time I went veg and have only tried a handful of recipes; all except two have been disappointing. Has anyone else had this problem? Are there any recipes worth making?