Comments for Host The Toast Blog a Kitchen Kapers blog Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:58:39 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice by Sharon Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:58:39 +0000 Thanks so much! I will use instant next time and I’m happy know I’m not just doomed when it comes to cooking! Haha

Comment on Mom’s Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers by Morgan Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:28:04 +0000 Hi Ryan,

I’m so happy that you and your girlfriend enjoyed these, and that you’re a regular ’round here. =) Thanks for the nice comment!

Comment on Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs by Morgan Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:34 +0000 I love the snapchat screenshot, Joe! Haha.

I guess “smooth” wouldn’t be the perfect way to describe the paste– it is somewhat chunky/thick but should still be sticky, evenly mixed, and relatively smooth enough to coat the chicken with. It does take a while through the food processor for it to be a consistency where it won’t entirely fall off the chicken while grilling. The bacon paste also does need to be kind of smushed onto the chicken so that it stays. That being said, you should expect to lose a little. If you lost a lot of it on the grill, I’d say it likely wasn’t processed enough. If your bacon isn’t as fatty, it also will be more difficult to adhere– try adding just a tiny bit of oil to the mixture while processing if you have the same problem in the future. I hope those tips work for you in the future, and I’m sorry that you had difficulty with these (although it seems that you still liked them, which I’m glad to hear!)

Also, yay for Chicken Parm Meatballs! Happy you enjoyed them! =)

Comment on One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice by Morgan Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:40:28 +0000 Hi Sharon,
I’m sorry to hear that. I’ve heard a few people say that they had the same problem so I went back and tried the recipe again several times this week using different types of rice and different methods of cooking to see what worked best. Some different brown rices I used (especially long grain) took especially long to cook. I found that instant brown rice is the best option as any brand I tried worked out fine. Sometimes”medium-grain” rice worked great, but sometimes it didn’t, so for now on I’m going to recommend instant brown rice. I hope that helps in the future, and I’m sorry the recipe gave you some difficulty (but glad to hear you enjoyed it none-the-less)!

Comment on One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice by Sharon Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:32:35 +0000 Hi Morgan,

I made this today and it is absolutely delicious! The only problem I had is that the rice took forever to cook (well, over an hour – i kept adding more broth) and still has somewhat of a bite to it. I know brown rice tends to be that way but I’m not sure what I did wrong (I’m new to cooking so it very well could have been many factors! Haha) I used a fresh salsa so maybe it was just too dry?

Regardless, it was worth the wait because the dish is fabulous!