Nov
30

An Autumn Blogger Party in NYC

A few weeks ago I got to spend a Saturday afternoon with some lovely NYC bloggers, all thanks to Amy of Old Sweet Song and Natalie of The SoHo who put together a fall-themed soiree.

Amy and Natalie were the perfect hostesses, there was more wine than we could ever hope to drink. As there should be!

Each of us was asked to bring a fall-themed dessert. Since I’m currently living in a sublet with none of my usual kitchen gadgetry (not even a hand mixer!) I opted to go kitschy with a Rice Krispies Cake with caramel apple candy corn. Lovely, no?

Susan of House of Brinson brought, literally, pounds of homemade and hand-wrapped gingerbread caramels. And on top of that she packaged us each up a little bag of our own to take home.

My mom makes this every Christmas, we call it Cracker Candy and oh my God. I dare you to eat just one piece. You already lost.

This was the most inventive in my eyes, pear and apple wrapped “mini pies” with pumpkin cream cheese dip. I’m so lucky there were only two left once I got around to trying them!

We tried as many different sweets as we wanted (or until we got high on sugar), Natalie’s caramel sea salt brownies were my vote for best. A perfectly fudgey brownie with crunchy caramel edges, heavenly.

And yes, we totally voted for favorite – there was even a prize! This anise and pine nut pie was the winner.

However, the ladies were sweet enough to put together goodie bags for all of us to leave with. So much good stuff.

An afternoon well spent, indeed. Thanks so much to Amy and Natalie for putting it all together!

10 Comments on “An Autumn Blogger Party in NYC”

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    You complete me.

    11-30-11 » 11:15 am »

  • adele

    So many yummy goodies! It must be nice to get together with other bloggers xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

    11-30-11 » 11:44 am »

  • rooth

    Wow – I would have had to wear my stretchy pants for this!

    11-30-11 » 1:57 pm »

  • Ashley

    It was so fun meeting so many who already flt like friends!

    11-30-11 » 4:28 pm »

  • Kelly

    i agree 100%!

    11-30-11 » 5:25 pm »

  • Smith And Ratliff

    I had so much fun—and I’m still in shock that my pie won! In case anyone wants the recipe for the pine nut-anise pie, you can find it here.

    11-30-11 » 9:36 pm »

  • Kelly

    thanks so much for the link! i’m sure plenty of people are interested. ;)

    11-30-11 » 9:39 pm »

  • CupcakeHayatlar

    this seems a great party. love the pics.
    have a Cupcake sweet day!
    http://gonchagoncha.blogspot.com/

    12-01-11 » 6:58 am »

  • natalie of The SoHo

    You are awesome and I loved your rice krispies cake!

    12-01-11 » 4:22 pm »

  • Kelly

    thanks Natalie! i had such a fun time. can’t wait to hang out again.

    12-01-11 » 5:16 pm »

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