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No Need To Bootleg These Pork Rinds

Just because it’s National Bootlegger’s Day (observed on the 17th of this month) doesn’t mean we’re suggesting that you fire up the backwoods still. We’re just giving a nod to a piece of Americana.

Fun fact: in the 1880’s the term “bootlegger” was used because one would conceal a flask of liquor in the top of the boot. Although a more familiar use of the term came in the 1920’s with Prohibition.

So, in honor of this day, we’ve paired our Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds with a twist on the classic Mule drink.  This Kickin’ Mule cocktail starts with tequila and end with a slice of jalapeño for added kick. Please enjoy the crunch responsibly.

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Back To The Race

Cheesy Cowboy CasseroleNow that you have packed away the ornaments, dragged the tree out to the curb and took down the outside Christmas lights (or at least turned them off, hey we wouldn’t want to burn any bulbs out for next year). It’s time to get back to the hustle of your everyday routine, which by all accounts seems a heck of a lot busier now than it was just last month. We may not be able to help with getting from point A to point B in your fast-paced life, but we can help you to slow down with these slow cooker recipes.

Cheesy Cowboy Casserole: Add a little yippee-ki-yay to your daily routine with an easy dish that’s perfect for any chilly day. Add a sweet twist by adding Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds.

Chili Mac n’ Cheese: Throw out the traditional so-so Mac n’ Cheese recipe by adding the secret of chili. It’s beefy serves up well with Original Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

Crockpot Pork Roast: A five minute, five ingredient meal that’s ready after a long day? Nothing is easier. Makes enough for lunch the next day … just add a side of Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds and relax.

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Resolve To Be A Better You

Resolve To Be A Better YouIt’s that time of year again where we boldly tell the world our New Year’s Resolutions. And whether you keep ’em one day, one month or all year, when it comes to your yearly promises, what type of “resolutionary” are you?

Been There Done That: You know the type, it’s the friend who dusts off last year’s resolutions. You can tell because he has “go to Larry the Cable Guy Standup Concert” on his list.

Add-On List: This person uses the same list each year, in fact, it’s the same piece of paper. But “Lose 10 pounds” has been crossed out each year to reveal the new year goal of “Lose 20 pounds”. Well, there’s still hope.

Undercover Resolution Lover: This person swears they don’t make ’em but slowly they change their appearance, workout consistently and even start eating a healthier high protein diet (pork rinds rule).

What resolutions are you going to keep? Let us know and we’ll kick the new year off right with some Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. Happy Rind New Year!

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Let’s Dance, Let’s Celebrate

We’re all about celebrations. Run out of gas as you coast into the gas station, celebrate. Snag the last bag of Southern Recipe pork rindsreally celebrate. NFL allowing touchdown celebrations – celebrate and celebrate again.

Which leads us to our annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day celebration.  This year we’re honoring the original Touchdown Dancer, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson with his very own game, Gridiron Groovin’. It’s easy to enter.  Visit PorkRinds.com, select your favorite touchdown dance moves and you’re automatically entered to win $2,500 and pork rind prizes. That’s it. Plus, each day you play up to the Big Game, you’ll be helping the rind-worthy charity, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

Think you got the skills to dance like a pro in the end zone? Well, it doesn’t skills, just ability to celebrate. And we know you got that.

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Deck the Halls, Y’all

‘Tis the season for … gift shopping! Although we don’t have all the answers to your holiday shopping woes, we do have three tips to keep you from getting too “Blitzen-ed” about gift giving.

Deck the Halls, Y'allGive experiences rather than objects.
People who receive gifts, such as football tickets or a trip on the Bourbon Trail, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who receive material items. And by giving an experience, you’ll both make memories.

Shop online.
It’s quicker, and you’ll have more of an opportunity to comparison shop. Who has time to fight the mall crowd … don’t get us started on the parking lot. If you have a gift snoop on your hands, make sure you clear your browser history. Idea: Southern Recipe pork rinds and snacks. Hey, we all gotta eat!

Be charitable.
Ok, so some crazy person on your list really has everything he or she needs. This is an easy one. Find something they’re passionate about and donate to that cause. There are thousands of charities helping so many causes.

All this generosity makes us hungry.
Here’s how to fuel up while you’re on the go.

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Go Take a Hike … No Really!

Pacific-Crest-Trail

Go take a hike! Wait, we didn’t mean it like that. We’re talking about the Triple Crown. And no, we aren’t referring to certain adult beverages. The Triple Crown we’re talking about is a hiker’s dream!

Lace up the boots, grab a supply of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds and trek the best of the best with the Triple Crown.

Go West, Young (and Old) Man.
The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,659 miles of some of the most beautiful country you’ve ever seen! If you cover it all, you’ll see 25 national forests and seven national parks. Let’s explore!

A Peach of a Walk.
Stretching from Georgia to Maine, you can’t go wrong with the 2,200 mile long Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Be a “yo-yo” and hike the trail from one end to the other and then back again.

You May Split, But You Won’t Divide.
The Continental Divide Trail is 3,100 miles of postcard scenes. Stretching from Canada to Mexico, you can say, “Eh!” on one end and “Hola!” on the other. Make sure to stop at the Crazy Cook Monument with your bag of Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds, of course. You gotta share with fellow rind loving travelers.

Are you ready to go? Of course you are! First step: Plan your journey. Second step: Pack a high protein snack … or at least eat a high protein snack –  aka pork rinds – brfore you hit the trail!

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Let’s Give Thanks for Family

We’ve been around long enough to know that you don’t get between family and their traditions. And Thanksgiving traditions seem to be one of those holidays that takes no prisoners. In fact, for more than 60 years our family tradition has been to make the Thanksgiving dinner as pork rind friendly as possible!

You better not even think about making cornbread without Southern Recipe Cracklins, and the Thanksgiving stuffing better have Southern Recipe Pork Rinds mixed in or you just might have a fight on your hands.  Cracklin Cornbread recipe

Whether the holiday dinner is simple or grand, whether the gathering is small or huge, whether your football team wins or not … remember, it’s the company you keep that matters.

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Get Ready For This Family Meal

It’s November. Where we immediately are reminded of that stomach expanding, belt-loosening overindulging Thursday meal. It’s a special time when we sit down with friends and family and share lively conversations about football across the dinner table. Ahhhh, that’s right it’s … National Nachos Day on November 6!

Wait, you did realize that this day rivals any other food holiday out there? Come on, there’s not that many recipes out there where you can have a complete meal all piled on one plate. Especially if you make ’em with our crunchy Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

Why? Well, we’re glad you asked. When you skip the chip and use rinds as your base, you have a built-in scoop that’s man enough to stand up to even the meatiest of toppings. And, rind lovers, this nacho dish can be eaten with your hands, and that’s not so bad. Try our nachos and have a Happy Nachos Day!

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Kick Up Your Tailgating

Just a few weeks into the football season and you’re already looking for a way to kick up your tailgate party. Don’t worry, if you use these easy recipes using pork rinds you won’t fumble come game time.  garlic dill pork rind balls

  • Garlic Dill Footballs: we took the ordinary meatball and added just a hint of dill. Go the extra yard and make ’em into little footballs and watch the crowd ooh and ahh!
  • Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings: why did the chicken cross the road? To meet up with some pig skins … and they’re delicious!
  • Mexican BBQ Beans: Ay, caramba these hardy beans are a nice spicy addition to bring to any game.
  • Southern Recipe Sweet Over-the-Road Recipe: forget about that fancy pie, real fans want to reach for a sweet and salty crunch with a bite. You’ll dig this pig snack.

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Pork Rinds: The Other, Other White Meat

Did you know October is National Pork Month? Hey, we love celebrating meat holidays … especially ones that are near and dear to our hearts. And there’s nothing nearer to pork than our crunchy pork rinds.

Pork chop stuffed with pork rindsPork Fact: eating pork dates to 1490 B.C. when China domesticated pigs. It’s not a far stretch to think that rinds were tried about that time as well.

In honor of “Pork-tober,” let’s double down on a recipe made especially for this month: Pork Rind Stuffed Pork Chop Bombs. Take stuffing made from Southern Recipe Pork Rinds, stuff it inside a pork chop and as an extra kick, use this recipe to bread the outside of the chop with – you guessed it – pork rinds! It’s a triple treat!

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