Amanda Powell

Amanda Powell

Baking Fanatic

Amanda first began baking while in college as a way to bring a piece of home to her and her friends as they studied abroad. It was then she learned it's impossible to make pie in a hot, humid kitchen and you probably shouldn't leave yeasted dough out overnight in the summer! Since then, Amanda spent countless hours each week in the kitchen teaching herself how to make her favorite baked goods. For her, there is nothing better than breaking open a loaf of crusty homemade bread and watching everyone's eyes light up as they take a bite of one of her creations. During her free time, Amanda loves to garden and teaches young children how to grow their own fruits and vegetables then make nutritious snacks with them!

Amanda's Recent Posts

Double Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

Double Chocolate Macaroons Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Coconut
Chewy coconut macaroons loaded with chocolate. There is nothing better than having a couple of these double chocolate macaroons after dinner!
Skillet Brownies Recipe

Skillet Brownies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Brownies
Chewy, fudgy skillet brownies are the best way to have your chocolate. Make it in a large skillet to share, or make them in minis for your own personal treat!
Raspberry Lemon Cookie Bars Recipe

Raspberry Lemon Cookie Bars Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Bar Desserts
Soft lemon sugar cookie bars filled with raspberry jam. There is nothing better than indulging in a slice of this homey raspberry lemon cookie bar.
Depression Cake Recipe

Depression Cake Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cakes
Fluffy and chocolaty Depression Cake. This simple cake is a great weeknight dessert or indulgent breakfast.
Red Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cakes
Fluffy, moist red velvet sheet cake with a velvety cream cheese frosting. This fun cake is perfect for a crowd on any occasion.
Classic French Madeleines Recipe

Classic French Madeleines Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Vanilla
Light, buttery Classic French Madeleines are a melt-in-your-mouth cross between cake and cookie. Learn how easy it is to make these irresistible little treats.
Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Sugar Cookies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Snacks
Irresistibly soft chocolate sugar cookies. These tasty morsels will be your new favorite cookie to dunk in a glass of ice cold milk.
Strawberry Frosting Recipe

Strawberry Frosting Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Frosting
There is nothing better than a creamy strawberry frosting. This is anything but your typical buttercream and will convert even the most adamant frosting haters.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Baking
A beautifully spiced pumpkin coffee cake. Perfect with a hot mug of coffee or tea while curled up in your favorite sweater.
Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Dips
Caramel Apple Dip is a creamy, sweet dip that tastes just like caramel apples. This tasty treat is perfect for your fall holiday parties, or just when you are in the mood for caramel apple!
Oreo Fudge Recipe

Oreo Fudge Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Homemade
Oreo Fudge makes everyone happy! Cookies and cream is one of the most popular flavors for a reason, and nothing makes it more obvious than fudge that simply melts in your mouth.