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

No Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe

No Bake Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Lemons
These super easy no bake lemon cheesecakes are the perfect summer savior. Forget the oven and whip up this simple and delicious treat in minutes.
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
Easy Desserts
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
Marshmallows
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
Pancakes
Fluffy carrot cake pancakes that taste remarkably just like your favorite springtime treat. These are perfect for your weekend breakfast or brunch.
Giant Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Giant Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Brunches
Everyone will go crazy over this giant cinnamon roll. This fluffy breakfast treat will become the best part of your weekends.
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Brownies
Dense, chocolaty brownies topped with raspberry swirl cheesecake. These raspberry cheesecake brownies are all you will want for dessert.
Chocolate Cookie Butter Babka Recipe

Chocolate Cookie Butter Babka Recipe

Amanda Powell
Amanda Powell
A Cookie Named Desire
Baking
This chocolate cookie butter babka is filled with swirls of chocolate cookie butter. It’s the kind of bread that makes you wish you could live off bread alone.