90 Second Bread

Hello and Welcome to the weekend; This week seemed so long, maybe it was because the last two weeks I only worked four days because of the Holidays.

I have another great recipe that I have tried, from https://lowcarblove.com, and I am loving it. I have started back on my Low Carb diet and this was great when I wanted a piece of bread. Check out Low Carb Loves blog, she has some great recipes.

Yields: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 large eggs room temp 
  • 3⁄4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a bowl mix well all ingredients 
  2. Pour into lightly greased mold 
  3. Microwave for 90 seconds 
  4. NUTRITION:

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 37
  • Total Fat 2.1g   
  • Total Carbohydrate 4.8g   
  • Dietary Fiber 2.8g   
  • Net carbs 2g 
  • Protein 0.7g 

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TBR Pile Challenge 2022

In a recent post I had mentioned Reading Challenges, I usually do the Goodreads Challenge and then I cam across the challenge hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Book Reviews, Book Tours, Book Recommendations & Giveaways too!

 

And while searching for books that are new releases and those that I want to read for 2022, I came across another challenge and we all have a TBR pile.  So here is the other challenge I found The TBR Pile Challenge 2022  This challenge was started by Adam (at Roof Beam Reader) and he is hosting his annual TBR Pile challenge again. 

Here is how this challenge works:

The Goal: To finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months)

Specifics:
1. Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. This means the book cannot have a publication date of 1/1/2021 or later (any book published in the year 2020 or earlier qualifies, as long as it has been on your TBR pile). Caveat: Two (2) alternates are allowed, just in case one or two of the books ends up in the “did not finish (DNF)” pile.

Please visit Adam’s website here for more details.

My list of TBR books:

Local Girl Missing By:  Claire Douglas

The Sisters By: Claire Douglas

The Mistake By: K.L. Slater

Beartown By: Fredrick Backman

The House Next Door By: James Patterson

My Sister is Missing By: Carrissa Ann Lynch

What Lies Between You By: John Marrs

The Good Samaritan By: John Marrs

The Girl She Wanted By K.L. Slater

The Accident By: C.L. Taylor

One Perfect Lie By: Lisa Scottoline

The Minders By: John Mars

Have you done any of these challenges or have plans to?  If so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always- Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

WWW.Wednesday

Happy WWW Wednesday!

Welcome to first Wednesday of 2022. 

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on Sam’s website, or just answer the questions on her post, if you do not have a blog.

The three questions (Ws) are:

1.) What are you currently reading?
2.) What did you recently finish reading?
3.) What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading While Justice Sleeps By: Stacey Abrams and I must say what a great start and I am enjoying this author, it’s the first that I have read by this author. 

What did you recently finish reading?

I heard so much about this book, So when it finally became available at my Library I decided to request it, after months of it being on hold at my library I was so excited to read it.  But after finishing it I was a little disappointed in it.  I did not find this book to be suspenseful at all.

Rock Paper Scissors By:  Alice Feeney

Things have been wrong with Mr and Mrs Wright for a long time. When Adam and Amelia win a weekend away to Scotland, it might be just what their marriage needs. Self-confessed workaholic and screenwriter Adam Wright has lived with face blindness his whole life. He can’t recognize friends or family, or even his own wife.

Every anniversary the couple exchange traditional gifts–paper, cotton, pottery, tin–and each year Adam’s wife writes him a letter that she never lets him read. Until now. They both know this weekend will make or break their marriage, but they didn’t randomly win this trip. One of them is lying, and someone doesn’t want them to live happily ever after.

Ten years of marriage. Ten years of secrets. And an anniversary they will never forget.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I haven’t decided what I am going to read next, I may pick one of my TBR 2022 challenge and get that started. 

Thanks for reading this week’s WWW on my blog! Have you read any of these books or have plans to? Have you also done a WWW 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

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello and Welcome to the New Year.  I hope that you all had a great Christmas and New Year.  And I have been looking into revamping my blog and searching for new ideas and following new Book Bloggers.  So Today I am linking up with Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl – A Book Blog

Today’s topic is  the Releases I’m most looking forward to for the first half of 2022.  I have made my list and now I am looking into finding them. 

On to what I can’t wait to be released

The Ex-Husband by Karen Hamilton (January 18) From international bestselling author Karen Hamilton comes another pulse-pounding domestic thriller set against a lush, tropical backdrop as a woman fleeing her past as a con artist finds herself trapped aboard a cruise ship with someone who not only knows about that past, but will stop at nothing to get revenge.

It’s an offer she can’t refuse…and might not survive.

Charlotte has an unsavory past, but she’s on the straight and narrow these days. She was so young then—she married the wrong man, falling for Sam’s sweet-talking charm and charisma, and got caught up in his con artist games.

If only she’d left him before things went too far.

Now Sam is missing. But before he disappeared, he left urgent, cryptic messages about someone threatening him—someone who has been threatening Charlotte, too.
So Charlotte takes a job as a personal assistant for an engagement party aboard a private luxury cruise ship, the Cleobella, to get far away from anyone who means her harm. 

But as the Cleobella sails through its glittering destinations, increasingly sinister events haunt the guests, and the turquoise waves and sun-drenched beaches give way to something darker. Someone knows what Charlotte did. Is it the blushing bride? The seemingly placid mother-in-law? Or the mysterious heiress?

Someone knows, and someone wants revenge—before the ship reaches its final port.

You can purchase it HERE

Woman Last Seen by Adele Parks (February 1)

HAPPY. MARRIED. MISSING.

“A gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets.”

—Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author, on Just My Luck

Leigh Fletcher: happily married stepmom to two gorgeous boys goes missing on Monday. Her husband, Mark, says he knows nothing of her whereabouts. She went to work and just never came home. Their family is shattered.

Kai Janssen: married to wealthy Dutch businessman Daan and vanishes the same week. Kai left their luxurious penthouse and glamorous world without a backward glance. She seemingly evaporated into thin air. Daan is distraught.

Detective Clements knows that people disappear all the time—far too frequently. Most run away from things, some run toward and others are taken but find their way back. A sad few never return. These two women are from very different worlds. Their disappearances are unlikely to be connected. And yet, at a gut level, the detective believes they might be.

How could these women walk away from their families, husbands and homes willingly? Clements is determined to unearth the truth, no matter how shocking and devastating it may be.

You can purchase it HERE

Woman Last Seen by Adele Parks (February 1)

HAPPY. MARRIED. MISSING.

“A gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets.”

—Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author, on Just My Luck

Leigh Fletcher: happily married stepmom to two gorgeous boys goes missing on Monday. Her husband, Mark, says he knows nothing of her whereabouts. She went to work and just never came home. Their family is shattered.

Kai Janssen: married to wealthy Dutch businessman Daan and vanishes the same week. Kai left their luxurious penthouse and glamorous world without a backward glance. She seemingly evaporated into thin air. Daan is distraught.

Detective Clements knows that people disappear all the time—far too frequently. Most run away from things, some run toward and others are taken but find their way back. A sad few never return. These two women are from very different worlds. Their disappearances are unlikely to be connected. And yet, at a gut level, the detective believes they might be.

How could these women walk away from their families, husbands and homes willingly? Clements is determined to unearth the truth, no matter how shocking and devastating it may be.

You can purchase it HERE

Deep Water by Emma Bamford (May 31)

The dark side of paradise is exposed when a terrified couple reveals their daunting experience on a remote island to their rescuers—only to realize they’re still in the grips of the island’s secrets—in this intense and startling debut in the tradition of Into the Jungle and The Ruins.

When a Navy vessel comes across a yacht in distress in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean, Captain Danial Tengku orders his ship to rush to its aid. On board the yacht is a British couple: a horribly injured man, Jake, and his traumatized wife, Virginie, who breathlessly confesses, “It’s all my fault. I killed them.”

Trembling with fear, she reveals their shocking story to Danial. Months earlier, the couple had spent all their savings on a yacht, full of excitement for exploring the high seas and exotic lands together. They start at the busy harbors of Malaysia and, through word of mouth, Jake and Virginie learn about a tiny, isolated island full of unspoiled beaches. When they arrive, they discover they are not the only visitors and quickly become entangled with a motley crew of expat sailors. Soon, Jake and Virginie’s adventurous dream turns into a terrifying nightmare.

Now, it’s up to Danial to determine just how much truth there is in Virginie’s alarming tale. But when his crew make a shocking discovery, he realizes that if he doesn’t act soon, they could all fall under the dark spell of the island.

Wow my TBR pile just got longer, there a lot of new releases that are coming out, and these are the few that I am interested in. 

Which upcoming releases are you the most excited about?  Have you already and of these?  What did you think? If so I will check it out. I welcome your thoughts/comments, and as always- Thanks for Reading One Girl and a Book

Almond Brittle

Another great recipe that I made over the holidays. I remember my grandma making this, Thanks to Low Carb Love, it’s a healthier version of it. Please check out her website she has some great recipes. I have included her website https://lowcarblove.com

INGREDIENTS:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sweetener
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract no alcohol 
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add butter, sweetener and vanilla to a pan and cook over Medium heat until fully dissolved and no longer grainy, make sure to stir constantly.
  2.  Bring to a low simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a deep brown color.
  3. Remove from heat, mix in salmonds and pour into the prepared cookie sheet pan covered with parchment. Spread almonds evenly. 
  4. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

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