Vegan Holiday Kitchen really delivered on a few of its dishes and I look forward to just plopping it down once Thanksgiving comes around and going through that section with the family to figure out who's making what.
Veganomicon is a sturdy bible of recipes and information on the topic of Vegan cooking. It is my personal resource for finding the common denominator among any vegan dish. I have turned to it over and over not only for a few that are the baseline, nailed-it formulations, as well as the ones that just hammer it home with a perfect rendition. The skillet corn bread is as quick, simple, and elegant as it is nommalicious and flexible.
Vegan Diner is definitely a cookbook geared to the vegans who don't want to give up their favorite dishes. It lets them know how to not do that. Well-done, but the recipes themselves have a certain same-y quality and turn to the same tricks. But what the recipes lack individually in flair, the book itself compensates for with scope; the collection itself is a good resource for browsing and idea forming. The recipes are easy and the writing undaunting.