I've read both books that are talked about in this thread. I've tried recipes from both. Both are similar, but I really like deceptively delicious better. It's a better book really.
And honestly, my grandmother used to do recipes like this when my father was younger. It's not like they are actually doing anything new anyway. The comparing and arguing who came first and so on is old news. Honestly.
Both books good. Recipes are good. Enjoy them. That's what they are there for. Who cares who came first and so on.
Maybe they both just copied my grandmother? Laugh.
I say enjoy both books. I'm sure there is something in both of them we'd all enjoy.
I'm hoping more people write more books like this so we can get some new recipes too!
Matter fact, if anyone here tries something new that is not in either book, Share with us!