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

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
Oreos
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.
Nutella Fudge Recipe

Nutella Fudge Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Fudge
This delicious Nutella Fudge recipe is a cinch to make, and tons of fun, too! Creamy Nutella makes the perfect addition to your fudge for an extra special treat.
Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies Recipe

Nutella Stuffed Sugar Cookies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Nutella
Super soft sugar cookies filled with a hidden pool of Nutella. There is nothing more fun than baking up a batch of Nutella-stuffed sugar cookies and sharing with everyone.
Levain Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Levain Double Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Copycat
Giant, soft double chocolate cookies make the perfect treat for any occasion. Crisp on the outside, and irresistibly soft and gooey on the inside. They are everything.
Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Salted Caramel Milkshake Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Milkshakes
Creamy salted caramel milkshakes are the best part about dessert. They’re super simple to make and customize with as much or little caramel!
Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Bananas
Fluffy vanilla cake and banana pudding meet to create an irresistible banana pudding poke cake that will be a favorite at your next barbecue or party! It's a luscious dessert everyone will adore.
Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

Chocolate Madeleines Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Baking
Soft chocolate madeleines dipped in chocolate. These delicious little bites taste just like your new favorite dessert.
Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallows Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Desserts
Soft, fluffy marshmallows packed full of chocolaty flavor. These chocolate marshmallows are perfect for topping your hot chocolate, decorating your desserts, or making double chocolate s’mores!
Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Carrot Cake Pancakes Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Breakfasts
Fluffy carrot cake pancakes that taste remarkably just like your favorite springtime treat. These are perfect for your weekend breakfast or brunch.