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

Graham Crackers Recipe

Graham Crackers Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Crackers
Making homemade graham crackers are just as easy as making your favorite roll out sugar cookie. These are perfect for making edible ornament, holiday houses, or for the best s’mores of your life!
Pretzel Toffee Bark Recipe

Pretzel Toffee Bark Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Candy
Crunchy, sweet, and salty. Pretzel toffee bark is the perfect sweet little snack when you need a pick-me-up. This easy to make candy also makes the perfect gift for the holidays!
Cardamom Buns Recipe

Cardamom Buns Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Pastries
Melt-in-your-mouth soft rolls infused with cardamom and a touch of cinnamon. These cardamom buns are the perfect way to relax with a cozy mug of tea.
Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Caramel Apple Cupcakes Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cupcakes
These Caramel Apple Cupcakes are fluffy cinnamon cupcakes stuffed with caramel apple filling and topped with a creamy vanilla frosting drizzled with caramel. The perfect cupcake to get you ready for fall.
Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Bread
Fall isn’t complete without apple cinnamon rolls. Cinnamony, caramely apples are nestled within the fluffiest cinnamon roll you’ve ever had. These apple cinnamon rolls are guaranteed to be an instant hit.
Peach Raspberry Galette Recipe

Peach Raspberry Galette Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Pies
There is nothing better to showcase the best part of summer than a peach raspberry galette. This delicious freehand pie is as simple to make as it is delicious.
Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Cookies
These cinnamon roll cookies are the perfect slice and bake cookie in every single way. Buttery, rich cookies that taste and look just like your favorite breakfast!
Baked Churro Doughnuts Recipe

Baked Churro Doughnuts Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Donuts
Baked churro doughnuts are the answer to all your dessert dreams. It’s the tasty treat mash up that we all need to have in our lives.
Caramel Cookie Bars

Caramel Cookie Bars

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Chocolate
Gooey caramel cookie bars make the best dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth. This bar dessert is a must-make for your next summer cookout!
Blueberry Doughnut Muffins

Blueberry Doughnut Muffins

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Breakfasts
Light and fluffy blueberry doughnut muffins are the perfect morning treat. These delectable muffins taste just like a doughnut and are loaded with blueberries in every bite.