My mom just had a little cook out the other day and I brought a bean burger for me (just wrapped it in foil and threw it on the grill), some pasta salad, a regular salad, and some chocolate chip cookies. Vegan baking is very easy, especially if you've already learned the basics of baking. I like using milled flax seed instead of eggs and earth balance instead of butter in most things. Chocolate chip cookies are pretty easy, in my opinion. I also think the chewy chocolate raspberry cookies from veganomicon are very easy.