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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Pasta

When it comes to making dinner, I need something that doesn't take a lot of work and that will satisfy my family. This Cheesy Chicken Bacon Pasta is comfort food at its best with a delightful combination of chicken, bacon, and macaroni & cheese all baked to perfection! This is one of my husband's favorite meals, and my daughter loves it, too! It reheats well, so leftovers (if you have any) are no problem at all. You can even pre-cook some of the ingredients beforehand if you want to save time!

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16 oz pasta (any shape will work - I used Rotini)
3-4 chicken breasts
5-6 strips bacon
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook bacon and crumble.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place chicken in hot bacon grease and cook thoroughly. 
  3. While the chicken is cooking, boil your pasta according to package directions.
  4. Drain the pasta and put it into a 9x13 baking dish. Add in the chicken, cream of chicken soup, half of the bacon crumbles, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir until everything is combined.
  5. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese and the remaining bacon.
  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes or until the cheese on top is melted.

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DIY Watercolor Magnets by Lines Across
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Wraps by The It Mom
DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups by White Lights on Wednesday
Slow Cooker Taco Dip by Honey & Birch
Sweet Potato Tots by Pancake Warriors
Make Citronella Candles by Marty's Musings
Vanilla And Chocolate Pudding Pops by The SITS Girls
Custom Roasting Sticks by Clean and Scentsible

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Vinyl Transfer Glad Press'n Seal Hack

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks

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The things you can create with vinyl are endless. One of my favorite gift ideas is putting a cute vinyl design onto a painted block. It's really an inexpensive gift that you can customize in no time! I'm excited to share one of my favorite vinyl crafting hacks with you today that can save you even more money: using Glad Press'n Seal to transfer your vinyl!! Sounds crazy, I know. But it really works!

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To make a vinyl block, you'll need all your supplies:
  • 2x4 wood cut into the length you want (mine is about 4 1/2 inches)
  • Paint (I love this Americana Peony Pink)
  • Vinyl cut into the design or quote you love
  • Glad Press'n Seal
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Start by painting your block. For best coverage, I paint between 3-4 coats. Let each coat dry completely before adding a new one. You can also sand the edges of the block to give a more distressed look.

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Now, here's the trick! Most vinyl transfer tape/paper can cost around $9.99 for about 6 feet, where you can purchase 70 feet of Glad Press'n Seal for only $2.96 at Walmart! Pretty sure we can all afford 4¢ per foot (saving around $1.62 per foot), right?!

Cut a piece of Glad Press'n Seal to fit your vinyl and grab a vinyl scraper or credit card.

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Lay the tacky side of the Glad Press'n Seal down over the vinyl. Gently run the scraper over the Glad Press'n Seal to help it really stick to the vinyl. I also love that the Glad Press'n Seal is clear so that I can see what I'm doing!

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Start at one corner and slowly peel up the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl sticks to it just like transfer tape. If you have some stubborn vinyl that isn't sticking to the Glad Press'n Seal, just lay the Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape it a little more until the vinyl sticks.

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Lay the Glad Press'n Seal with the vinyl sticky side down on the block. Put in on lightly so you can easily shift it if needed. Here's another time the Glad Press'n Seal being clear is super helpful. You can see exactly where you're placing it, so you are less likely to put it on crooked!!

Once you've got the vinyl in place, use the scraper and press the vinyl down. Scrape all over the vinyl so you get the entire design stuck to the block.

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Start at one corner and slowly peel the Glad Press'n Seal. The vinyl should stay stuck to the block and the Glad Press'n Seal comes right off. If you have any vinyl that hasn't stuck to the block, lay the vinyl and Glad Press'n Seal back down and scrape the area until it sticks.

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Now your vinyl block is complete! Feel free to reuse the Glad Press'n Seal pieces for other vinyl projects. I've noticed it starts to lose it's tackiness after about 3 uses, but at that price, I can afford to use a fresh piece every time!

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