Saturday, November 29, 2014

Homemade Cannoli Dip Recipe #TargetWedding #spon

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On Thursday, Pete jumped onto our bed. "Happy first married Thanksgiving," he said, before tumbling down. It was the cutest thing ever. And it's the truth, too. This year was our first married Thanksgiving. It was also the first Thanksgiving that I didn't spend with my parents. I just went up to New York in September for a wedding and decided I would go up for my cousin's baby shower so I would save my money and not go up for Thanksgiving. Plus, we'll be up for Christmas anyway.

So instead of spending Thanksgiving with my family, I spent it with Pete as our new family, and we split time between two different friends' houses. I knew we were heading to one for the beginning of the day and one for the end of the day, so I made an appetizer for one and dessert for the other. I made caprese dip and cannoli dip. And then, of course, I laughed at myself. Not only did I unintentionally decide to make two dips, I also unintentionally decided to make spins off two Italian classics -- and I'm not Italian. But hey, Pete is, so our nationalities are fused together now. And so are our tastes, since items we scanned for our wedding registry were ones that we liked, not just ones that I liked or he liked.

And speaking of registries, did you know you can register at Target for a ton of different items? Check out my recipe for homemade cannoli dip and a bit about Target registries below.

This homemade cannoli dip is sure to be your new favorite! Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget..com.

Homemade Cannoli Dip Recipe

What You'll Need:
  • One 15oz. container ricotta cheese (part-skim)
  • One 8oz. block of cream cheese (regular)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

What You'll Do:
  • Mix together the cheeses and vanilla until smooth. (Mixture will be thick.)
  • Add in half sugar. Stir. Add in second half. Stir. (This thins it out.)
  • Fold in half the chocolate chips. Then fold in the other half.
  • Chill until its time to serve.
I brought waffle pieces with us (waffle bowls that I crushed). I wanted to actually crush cannoli shells but down here, people don't know what those are so I didn't bother to look for them. Making this dessert was super easy -- just as easy as creating a Target Wedding Registry.

What I actually really like about Target's registry is the variety of items. You're not restricted to just kitchen items. I mean, you can get stuff for the kitchen, like the Threshold Bistro Ceramic 16-Piece Dinnerware Set or Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware, but you're not restricted to those types of items. Love a home that smells nice? Register for some candles. Need to keep the bathroom tidy? Register for a plunger. Love music? Register for the SONOS PLAY: 5 Wireless HiFi System. No one is gonna stop you.

And, if you really like the sound of cannoli dip for your next family gathering, register for a chip and dip plate so you can make it. And register for a bowl and spoon, since you'll need those to make this (actually, though, I originally made this in a plastic storage container because I was transporting it. You can register for those at Target too).

BRIDAL BABBLE: Cannoli dip merges me (chocolate and sweets) and Pete (Italian) perfectly. What's the Thanksgiving recipe that merges you and your significant other?

111 comments:

  1. amy guillaume lindermanNovember 29, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    it would have to be my broccoli/ritz cracker/ velveeta cheese casserole we have every holiday. i love broccoli..hubby not so much...but he eats it this way

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  2. That cannolli dip looks yummy and really easy to make!
    The food that merges my husband and me at Thanksgiving is his mom's dressing.

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  3. I'd have to say his mother's homemade ham gravy. We look forward to it every year over potatoes and stuffing. It is awesome!

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  4. We do an amazing blue cheese cheeseball together.

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  5. For us it is pierogis (Polish for me) stuffed with corned beef and cabbage (Irish for him).

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  6. Our combination would be a cayenne chocolate pumpkin mousse because it would be a mix of sweet and spicy and traditional and unconventional!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  7. Anything involving gravy brings me and hubs together!

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  8. My aunt makes this dish and i don't know exactly how she makes it but it has a jello strawberry mixture on some whip cream frosting mix on top of a pretzel mix. Sorry for the description but i love it at our families thanksgiving.

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  9. We love to make fondu together for the holidays.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  10. Making pumpkin pie! We love to make it together!

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  11. Ours is candied pecan and sweet potato casserole.

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  12. Sweet potato pie. He loves to help prepare it and eat it.

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  13. My Hubbies grandma's Canned yams or sweet potato recipe, topped with marshmallow is our thanksgiving togetherness

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  14. Our is stuffing made with rice, mushrooms, and pecans.

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  15. I would say that my husband and I are stuffing and gravy, good alone, but better together.

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  16. The Thanksgiving recipe that merges me and my husband together is my Grandma's turkey gravy! I love it on my mashed potatoes and my husband loves it on his dressing!

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  17. Pumpking pie with whipped topping would work for us.

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  18. We make spanish rice together. It blends us well.

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  19. Maple spiced apples and squash is the perfect side dish for us.

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  20. Our Thanksgiving favorite is Chinese hot pot. For my husband, it is not a meal without copious amounts of meat. For me, I like to add the bok choy and noodles. So good!

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  21. My homemade cranberry sauce and stuffed sweet potatoes

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  22. No significant other but I would say salty and sweet for me. Like a holiday chex mix with m&ms

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  23. The item that merges my husband and I...pumpkin cheesecake!

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  24. Fondue! We love it as an appetizer

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  25. No significant other so no merging of recipes or tastes.

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  26. It would be the sausage stuffing.

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  27. I would say pumpkin pie and ice cream.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  28. My Thanksgiving pecan pie merges me and my husband

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  29. No significant other but I love pumpkin cheesecake.

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  30. Stuffing! It has the cornbread in it for me, and the hearty taste for my husband!

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  31. We make an amazing peanut caramel apple dip

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  32. I would have to say honey ham because I'm all about sweets and my hubby is a meat lover. I couldn't think of anything else. lol Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  33. A beef stew for us. We like how we can put a combination of our favorite vegetables and spices together in a pot to always produce a flavorful dish we enjoy together.

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  34. Cheese fondue is what my husband and I like.

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  35. Pumpkin pie: me (sweet) and my husband who is my pumpkn! I know...cheesy!

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  36. Pizza & Beer! We both love these, LOL!!! :)

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  37. Sorry, my first comment wasn't Thanksgiving type food. I would say mashed potatoes (me) and Turkey (him). We are pretty basic. I said pizza and beer before, because we have that a lot, LOL!! :)

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  38. broccoli and cheese casserolle and stuffing

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  39. My husband and I love harvest squash soup... its sweet and soft and warm and healthy, like our relationship :)

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  40. Cheesecake! It's not a holiday without a good cheesecake.

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  41. I would have to say the dressing, he loves it with home made gravy over it. Even the left over dressing is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. Chocolate covered pretzels because I am sweet and he is salty. LOL

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  43. My husband loves hashbrown casserole and I love ham so we merge the 2 and we're both happy (and non-traditional) on Thanksgiving!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. The recipe that merges us is bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes. It's delicious.

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  45. I started to make a pumpkin cheesecake this year. I will only make it at Thanksgiving!

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  46. I'm a vegetarian and my husband is a mega meat eater, so I would say the turkey for him and a veggie galette for me!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  47. we love to cook together and bake sweet treats

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  48. I have a feeling that thanks to working on Thanskgiving and not being able to be with family, we will continue the turkey TV dinner tradition my mother and I had.

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  49. fruit cocktail with whipping cream is a great blend for us

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  50. A nice Tofurky loaf. I'm a vegetarian, my SO is not, but he loves those things.

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  51. Anything with gravy. My husband loves my cooking. Lucky me!

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  52. The dressing, because I combine his mom's and my mom's and it turns out relish! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Cranberry sauce -- sweet and tart at the same time!

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  54. My husband loves my homemade Pumkin pies. He carves up the pumpkins and I save the pumpkin meat to
    cook.

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  55. The traditional green bean casserole is a family favorite. The hubs always adds his secret ingredients. The kids know his green bean casserole tastes better than others, but they don't know why. We just tell them it's made with love and the secret remains secret :)

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  56. I think the Turkey and Stuffing merge us both!

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  57. I have No significant other But I love homemade turkey gravy!

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  58. Lemon and Lavender Scones...sour vs. unique and spicy...I'll let you guess who is Lemon and who is Lavendar

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  59. My late husband liked pretty much everything I cooked. I guess what would be a favorite for both of us would be stuffing.

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  60. Our food merge would probably be mashed potatoes and gravy.

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  61. My wife and I love to have pumpkin pie with a dab of whipped cream.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  62. Cranberry sauce merges my love for cranberries, and his for sweets.

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  63. We like to eat red velvet cake together. We're "sweet"hearts!

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  64. Homemade turkey noodles brings the family together.

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  65. I would say it's making the stuffing for the turkey

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  66. we're like mashed potatoes and gravy! they go together perfectly! mmm! :)

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  67. Mashed potatoes...we both just LOVE them! ashlynnwins88@gmail.com

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  68. Our whole menu is a combination of our family traditions.

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  69. We have orgasmic stuffing experiences!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  70. I would say stuffing we both love it

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  71. Our sweet potato balls made with marshmallows in the center!

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  72. Stuffing! I love mixing it with sausage and he never had that before I brought it to him haha

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  73. Ha...a deep fried turkey - the meat and the hot oil.

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  74. My mother in law Romanian "cookies" with nuts. ..I don't know what to describe it ,we both loveee them

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  75. pumpkin cheesecake, we each get a desert that we like but its combined together

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  76. The main thing we share right now is that we are both on a diet - getting ready for the wedding.

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  77. Sweet potato pie with lots of marshmallows on the top of it

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  78. I don't have any significant other :(

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  79. chicken and steak fajita's =) It's something we both love and enjoy making together =)

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  80. Stuffing balls as appetizers! The greasy with the savory LOL

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  81. This is funny but true, baklava and pecans! We are a mix of southern and middle eastern!

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  82. I don't have a significant other unless you count my cat. We both like tuna.

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  83. My husband passed away, but he always looked forward to my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll.

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  84. Salted caramel cookies - salty and sweet at the same time. sleveene@hotmail.com

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  85. Cornbread stuffing suits me and my husband, the corn bread he likes because he is from the south, the rest of the recipe is from my grandmas stuffing recipe.

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  86. Our is homemade cheesecake.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  87. I'd have to say it would be our sweet potato casserole

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  88. I wanna try the dirty rice with oysters.

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  89. My husband and I are turkey stuffing and gravy
    Julie Hawkins

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  90. Mixed berry pie for me and the hubby. He loves the sweets and I love the tart berries.

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