Weekend Cooking

Hello and welcome

I have been following https://lowcarblove.com and trying some of her recipes and I must say the ones that I have tried I am loving them.  Last weekend I made the Keto Pizza Pockets and I will definitely be making them again. 

Keto Pizza Pocket (Calzone)



  • 1 ¼ cup mozzarella cheese 
  • ½ cup almond flour 
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum 
  • 1 egg



  • pizza sauce: (store bought ½ cup) 
  • 1- can 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1- can 15 oz tomato sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon oregano 
  • 2.5 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener 
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • ½ cup pepperoni 
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Brush too with melted butter 
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a bowl melt the cheese. 
  4. Once melted add flour, baking powder, xanthan, and egg. 
  5. Knead until well combined 
  6. In a pot add sauce ingredients cook over medium heat until it boils and reduce hit and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes 
  7. Roll out add sauce and fillings 
  8. Seal and make slits on top 
  9. Brush too with melted butter and sprinkle garlic salt 
  10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until done depending on filling 


Nutrition per serving:

  • 11g Net Carbs
  • 3g Fiber
  • 14g Total Carbs
  • 16g Protein
  • 15g Fat 
  • 239 Calories

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

‘What the hell…’ her husband muttered next to her.  She opened her eyes.  They were just  few meters from the entrance to the car park when John would drop her off.  She was due at work, already running late.  Here eyes were dragged to movement across the front of their car – a small boy, ten or eleven years old maybe.

And now for the book……..

HE WILL FIND YOU an absolutely gripping crime thriller with a massive twist 

Early Sunday morning, a rainy city centre. A ten-year-old-boy steps out in front of traffic. He is dazed, confused and barefoot. He is covered in blood. It’s not his.

Detective Maddie Ives is called out and finds the boy backed up against a shop front. He can’t or won’t speak. His face is a mask of shock and his whole body is tense. He’s ready to run again. He can’t tell her why.


Then a man is found brutally murdered, dragged to death. And Maddie and Detective Harry Blaker are determined to find out who is pulling the strings.


Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone.  I hope that your week went well.  So again I have been trying our some recipes from Lowcarblove.com and she has some great recipes, last Sunday I made the Keto Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, but I added raspberries inside with the cream cheese and oh my there were delicious. I will be making these again.  Please see her link to her blog below. 

I have Included her blog click the link at https://lowcarblove.com  she has some great recipes. 

Keto Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast

Servings: 6



  • 2 ¼ cups almond flour 
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoon baking powder 
  • 7 ½ tablespoon avocado oil 
  • Dash salt 
  • 6 tablespoon sweetener 
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract

Milk Mixture


  • 2 large eggs 
  • ⅔ cup almond milk 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ cinnamon powder 
  • ⅛ nutmeg powder

Cheesecake Filling


  • ¼ cup softened cream cheese (4 ounces) 
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sweetener 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice



Whipping Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener 
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit strawberry, any berries


  1. Mix all bread ingredients in a bowl. 
  2. Pour into prepared loaf pan with parchment 
  3. Shape and bake at350 12 to 15 minutes
  4. Make whipped cream 
  5. Add ingredients to a mixer bowl 
  6. And mix until stiff 
  7. Place In fridge until needed 
  8. Allow to cool and slice the loaf into slices. 
  9. In a small bowl add cheesecake filling ingredients and mix well. 
  10. Spread some of the filling onto one side of the toast. 
  11. Sandwich the toast set aside 
  12. Mix the milk mixture until well combined
  13. Heat a pan with butter, over medium heat
  14. Dip sandwich loaf into milk mixture
  15. Fry bread slices. 
  16. Top it whipped cream, fruit, and syrup


Nutrition per serving:

  • 4g Net Carbs
  • 5g Fiber
  • 9g Total Carbs
  • 18g Protein
  • 52g Fat 
  • 559 Calories

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

First Line Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

And the book is……….

Quiet and solid, the building oozed a sese of warmth, both in temperature and sensitivity.  A he climbed the steps, he thought of how different this was from where he and Philip lived, the openness of their property opposed to the density of New York City, an intense concentration of so many people living in such a small part of the world.

One Evil Woman. Two Trusting Men. Three Lives Destroyed.

Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, evil rages and she’s determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.

As time passes, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.

If you enjoy books like The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and classics like Fatal Attraction and Misery, you’ll love this gripping thriller of fiction, a novel of pure suspense that will keep you on the edge… even weeks after turning the final page.

You can purchase it HERE

Monthly Wrap Up

Today, I have my monthly wrap-up for September. I can’t believe how many amazing books I read last month.

Books I Read!

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How was your September? Have you read./do you plan to read any of these books? Comment below!

Can’t Wait Wednesday

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author traces the enduring bond between a divorced couple in a poignant novel about love, loss, and the family secrets that can erupt and bewilder us at any point in life.

Through her careful words and reverberating silences (The New York Times), Elizabeth Strout has long captured readers’ hearts with her spare, exquisite insights on family, relationships, and loss. And never has her perfect attunement to the human condition (Hilary Mantel) been so evident as in these pages, as Strout’s iconic heroine Lucy Barton, of My Name Is Lucy Barton, recounts her complex, tender relationship with William, her first husband–and longtime, on-again-off-again friend and confidant. Recalling their college years, through the birth of their daughters, the painful dissolution of their marriage, and the lives they built with other people, Strout weaves a portrait, stunning in its subtlety, of a decades-long partnership.

A masterful exploration of human empathy, Oh William! captures the joy and pain of watching children grow up and start families of their own; of discovering family secrets, late in life, that rearrange everything we think we know about those closest to us; and the way people live and love, despite the variety of obstacles we face in doing so. And at the heart of this story is the unforgettable, indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who once again offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. This is the way of life, Lucy says. The many things we do not know until it is too late. 

I have heard so much about this book, I can’t to read it.  So do you have any that you are waiting for? 

Hello Tuesday

Hello and welcome to Tuesday.  I have a lot of what I want to post and I have been scheduling them through out the week, hopefully this will all come in place.  How’s your Tuesday going?

Here is my review on

Tiffany Lynn Is Missing By:  Dan Alatorre

A young Florida woman goes missing; everybody believes she is dead. They even have a body at the morgue that her mother identified as her.

But the mother keeps getting letters from the daughter saying “Don’t worry, and don’t look for me.” They are in the deceased girl’s handwriting and there’s even a DNA match – but the body at the morgue is definitely her.

With their missing persons case resolved and the corpse showing no sign of foul play, police close the investigation – so the brash young investigative TV reporter Jessica Eve Tims-Thacker aka “Jett” is retained to find out why the strange letters keep coming. Is it part of a kidnapping plot gone wrong, a cruel joke by an anonymous prankster, an extortion scheme to drive the mother insane – or something much more sinister?


USA Today bestselling author Dan Alatorre has published more than 50 titles and is read in over a dozen languages around the world.

His fast-paced thrillers have gripped readers all over the globe, notably his USA Today bestseller Gamma Sequence medical thriller series, his successful murder mystery Double Blind series, the new Jett Thacker mystery series, and more. Readers can’t put his books down.

Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter.

My Review:

Dan spins a wonderful tale and the story is no exception.  It is fast paced and just enough turns that wants you to keep reading to see what is going to happen next.  This books has it all, from thrills, suspense , twists and turns, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The characters vary from endearing, like Aaron and his twin daughters, to the very evil like Aarons Sister Ashley.  I love Jett and her personality and how she keeps you in the dark of how she works.    I love how the author brings this all together, and keeps you guessing what is going to happen even having one of Aaron’s daughter involved.

If you are looking for a great psychological thriller that pick this up and read it you won’t be disappointed,

I highly recommend this book and I am giving it 5 stars.

You can purchase it HERE

Hello Monday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.

What I read last week:

The Perfect Ending By: Rob Kaufman

Paralyzed by writer’s block, Scott Atwood (the award-winning, psychological thriller author ) realizes his career is over. He decides to end his life in a way that will thrill fans with his typical mind-blowing finale.

But just as Scott resolves to jump in front of a train, he comes up with a plot for his next bestseller — a thriller-suspense writer who wreaks havoc in other people’s lives to help create new ideas.

He starts by exposing his neighbor’s affair with devastating and lethal repercussions. His plan quickly spirals wildly out of control as the lines between fiction and reality get hazy and deadly.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 19, 2021
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • You can purchase it HERE

Absolution By:  Caro Ramsay

It’s twenty years since police detective Alan McAlpine has set foot in Patrickhill Station—and more than twenty years since he fell forever in love with the mute, faceless woman he called Anna as she lay dying in Glasgow’s Western Infirmary. Daily he’d watched over her, and they had begun to communicate with each other, she by moving her wounded fingers. Her fingers could not tell the sad, unseasoned police cadet her name, however, or name for him the father of her newborn baby girl or identify the assailants who had flung the acid in her once incomparably beautiful face. Or tell him how she’d smuggled a cache of uncut diamonds into Scotland.

Now McAlpine is back in Patrickhill, where he’s been summoned to head up the investigation of a disturbing murder case. Two women—their arms outstretched, their legs together and feet crossed at the ankle—have already died at the hands of a man the press has tagged the Crucifixion Killer.

With crimes in the present continually detouring both McAlpine and the elusive killer he pursues into an unredeemed past, the mystery in this steely, piercing psychological thriller is as gripping as its twists are surprising. And absolution proves to be extreme.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 19, 2017
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 313 pages

You can purchase it HERE

What I am reading now:

One Last Lie By: Rob Kaufman

“One Last Lie in a word is awesome, an incredible psychological thriller that has readers hanging on the edge during the explosive and thrilling final pages.”
~ Examiner.com

One Evil Woman. Two Trusting Men. Three Lives Destroyed.

Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, evil rages and she’s determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.

As time passes, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.

If you enjoy books like The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and classics like Fatal Attraction and Misery, you’ll love this gripping thriller of fiction, a novel of pure suspense that will keep you on the edge… even weeks after turning the final page.

  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 30, 2014
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 346 pages

You can purchase it HERE

Up next:

Singing to the Dead – By Caro Ramsey

Thanks for reading this week’s It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done the It’s Monday What Are You Reading? on your blog, if so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always-

Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Rochelle xoxo

Weekend Cooking

Last Saturday I shared with you an Instagram account and blog that I now have started following.  So over the past week I have been trying out some of her recipes and I am loving them.  They are delicious and easy to make.  If you like Chicken Low Mein or Chow Mein then this is a recipe that you would love. 

I have Included her blog click the link at https://lowcarblove.com  she has some great recipes. 

Servings: 6


  • 1lb of boneless thighs 
  • 1 cup  green cabbage , finely shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil 
  • 1 teaspoon of mince garlic 
  • Low carb noodles 
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/4 cup water

Chow Mein Sauce:

  • ¼ teaspoon of xanthan 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon of grated ginger 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cooking wine or Mirin
  • 2 tsp sweetener 
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Wash and pat dry the chopped chicken.
  2. Make the marinade. 
  3. In a small bowl add xanthan,  soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger, cooking wine, sweetener, and oil. 
  4. Mix well. 
  5. Marinate Chicken: Pour 1 tablespoon of The marinade over the chicken, mix to coat, set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a wok or large fry pan over high heat.
  7. Add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds or until it starts to turn golden. Keep an eye, can burn quickly. 
  8. Add chicken and stir fry until the surface gets a tinge of browning. 
  9. Add the cabbage, cook until the cabbage is mostly wilted.
  10. Add the noodles, marinade and water if needed. 
  11. Add bean sprouts. 
  12. Toss until the bean sprouts just start to wilt.
  13. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


Nutrition per serving:

  • 2g Net Carbs 
  • 0g Fiber 
  • 2g Total Carbs 
  • 14g Protein 
  • 11g Fat 
  • 157 Calories

Note: Recipe and scans shared in the context of review; all rights remain with the original copyright holder.

Have a great weekend!

October Releases

Well here it is October, wow where has this year gone to.  Soon it will be the holidays and cooler temperatures, although Florida doesn’t get much of the cooler weather, but when we do I love it. 

So I thought I would share some of my October releases that has made my TBR pile longer and longer.  How about you do you have a TBR pile?  Do you keep adding to it? 

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny

Scheduled to Release October 12, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state.

There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate.

As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source.

Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning.

What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena.

As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of powerin the places where it counts the most.

To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state.

State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.

The Judge’s List

John Grisham

Scheduled to release on October 19, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

In The Whistler, Lacy Stoltz investigated a corrupt judge who was taking millions in bribes from a crime syndicate. She put the criminals away, but only after being attacked and nearly killed. Three years later, and approaching forty, she is tired of her work for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct and ready for a change.

Then she meets a mysterious woman who is so frightened she uses a number of aliases. Jeri Crosby’s father was murdered twenty years earlier in a case that remains unsolved and that has grown stone cold. But Jeri has a suspect whom she has become obsessed with and has stalked for two decades. Along the way, she has discovered other victims.

Suspicions are easy enough, but proof seems impossible. The man is brilliant, patient, and always one step ahead of law enforcement. He is the most cunning of all serial killers. He knows forensics, police procedure, and most important: he knows the law.

He is a judge, in Florida—under Lacy’s jurisdiction.

He has a list, with the names of his victims and targets, all unsuspecting people unlucky enough to have crossed his path and wronged him in some way. How can Lacy pursue him, without becoming the next name on his list?

The Judge’s List is by any measure John Grisham’s most surprising, chilling novel yet.

Last Girl Ghosted

Lisa Unger

Scheduled to release October 5, 2021

You can purchase it HERE

Think twice before you swipe.

She met him through a dating app. An intriguing picture on a screen, a date at a downtown bar. What she thought might be just a quick hookup quickly became much more. She fell for him—hard. It happens sometimes, a powerful connection with a perfect stranger takes you by surprise. Could it be love?

But then, just as things were getting real, he stood her up. Then he disappeared—profiles deleted, phone disconnected. She was ghosted.

Maybe it was her fault. She shared too much, too fast. But isn’t that always what women think—that they’re the ones to blame? Soon she learns there were others. Girls who thought they were in love. Girls who later went missing. She had been looking for a connection, but now she’s looking for answers. Chasing a digital trail into his dark past—and hers—she finds herself on a dangerous hunt. And she’s not sure whether she’s the predator—or the prey.

There are so many that are coming out for the month of October and November also has some great ones.