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From Here to there and Everywhere. Thank a Truck Driver.

Southern Recipe salutes the men and women who put the pedal to the metal and deliver nearly all the products you buy. Join us in supporting #Roadlife and the Trucker Drivers who make our lives possible by entering our Rig on the Road Contest for a chance to win $2,500.

It’s easy to enter, just a photo of your favorite Truck Driver (that could be yourself) and you could win $2,500! Don’t know a Road Warrior? Don’t worry, you still can win other cash and prizes. Find out how to enter or check out all the amazing photos that have been submitted of our friendly Truck Drivers! Hurry, to be eligible, you need to enter by September 17.

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Thank a Truck Driver and Win!

Did you know … 90% of all the food that you eat has been delivered by a Truck Driver? It may seem crazy, but it’s true! And yes, that includes pork rinds!

That’s just one big reason why we’re giving a nod to all of those hard working #Roadlife Warriors out there! We’re proud of the job they do and want to reward them for their efforts as we gear up for Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Join us! When you do, you’ll get a chance of winning $2,500.

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Truck Drivers and pork rind lovers across America can now enter the Rig on the Road Contest for a chance to win $2,500 cash (hey, that’s a lot of rinds) and other prizes! PLUS, you’ll be supporting The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund just by entering.

It’s easy! Truck Drivers – and those who love them – submit a photo from their home state or a state they’ve driven through and you could win! But that’s not all, we also have other ways to win. Get all the info right here.

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Summer Swap Out!


Southern Recipe loves making dishes better! We can help eliminate calories, fat, gluten and add protein to all you favorite summer dishes.

How can the mighty pork rinds do it? Read on!

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You wouldn’t believe the gunk that’s hiding in our go-to summer meals. Let’s lighten up as much as a sunshiny day and take better care of ourselves with these amazing pork rind swap outs.

  • Fried, but not chicken of rinds– Fried Chicken can be made healthier with a crust of pork rinds. Use this simple recipe as a starting point and you’ll find grease is just a word and doesn’t belong in your body.
  • Pies of Pizza! This recipe takes the dough of America’s favorite call out meal and makes it a true wonder of better-for-you deliciousness. Gluten-free, reduced in calories, and packed full of protein, a pork rind pizza pie has a crunchy crust that delivers unique bacon flavor.
  • Chippy that’s Dippy- Make a difference to your nachos by dumping the tortilla chips and using pork rinds. You’ll find a lightness and crunch you didn’t have before, plus pork rinds can hold more of the good stuff! Here are some dip recipes we suggest making that will compliment our rinds wonderfully.

Slim down this summer with Southern Recipe. Check out our recipe and Pinterest page for more swap out ideas.

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Make Your BBQ Go Boom!


This is the month of freedom and we’re celebrating our independence!

Southern Recipe asks, “Why not make it more significant?” Let’s break away from “not good for us” snacks and take back your independence for good snacking.

Our pork rinds can help you get there.

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Pork rinds really are a power snack that’s a gluten-free, zero carb, and low-calorie crunch. You can’t go wrong with our delicious little beauties. Here are a few things you are better off not eating so you can keep leaner than an on-duty Marine.

  • If your popcorn is floating, so will you– Popcorn can be loaded with butter. Butter in moderation is good but if a package is labeled as “mega-butter”, “lots-o-butter” or “Butter BUTTER!”, stay away. If you need the fix butter provides, try protein packed rinds. You’ll be satisfied without expanding your boxers.
  • Mr. Potato Head– Potato chips are something we should all avoid. Who wants greasy, calorie-filled, yellow tubers when you can have light, airy, melt-in-your-mouth, cooked-with-real-love, pieces of heavenly protein? Unlike spuds, we don’t mess with your blood sugar. Eat and be merry and don’t eat something that’s buried under the ground.
  • Cracked for sure– Crackers are not your friends. They’re little circles and squares of culinary bad news and hate. Crackers are filled with refined flour, hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. There are better American ingredients that will keep you soaring with the eagles. Lighten up and let’s eat with the dignity our forefather’s expected! Pork rinds are your answer!

Southern Recipe will fly the stars and stripes over bad snacking and let you rise above the common snack! Your Uncle Sam won’t just be proud, but your whole family too.

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Flavor Fireworks!


Southern Recipe loves the Fourth of July! There’s nothing like gathering with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate our independence. The red, white and blue BBQ is as serious to us as George Washington crossing the Delaware.

When your get-together gets going, make sure your flavors are spot on. Let’s talk pork rinds and which to feed your hungry firework-loving crowd.

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Fireworks shouldn’t be the only things exploding during your Fourth of July party. Your flavors should be just as bold as a Revolutionary War solider. Southern Recipe has a rind to fit everyone’s taste.

  • The working man’s rind– Our Salt and Vinegar Pork Rind may seem Plain Jane at first but there’s something more going on below the surface. The yum is there in spades. This is more than just a utility snack; it’s a necessity that keeps America moving. Just like today’s modern worker, Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds keep America moving.
  • Light it up– Our Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds can light the fuse on your Fourth of July food fireworks. We love these just about as much as we love freedom. Up the ante on your taste buds and wake everyone up with the Hot and Spicy boom of flavor.
  • America’s Favorite– And can we talk about our Original Rinds? These are what started it all and what the good old U.S.A. has consistently made number one year after year. They compliment a BBQ, make a great crust for grilling, and just have the snap that makes snacking fun. There’s nothing more American than our original rinds.

No matter what Southern Recipe flavor you bring to the BBQ, you’re celebrating the fourth with a true American legacy.

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A Great Rind for the Great Outdoors!

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We’re Americans. We love to travel. We love the outdoors. Naturally, we love camping.

It’s National Camping Month and there is no better way for Southern Recipe to celebrate than to get out to a campground and gather round the fire. And we’re not forgetting to take our pork rinds with us.

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Let’s talk camp food. Yes, you have your s’mores and wieners, but why not make things better than best with easy-to-make pork rind deliciousness?

  • Not exactly skinny dipping– You almost don’t need a fire with this Warm and Creamy Bacon Dip recipe (but you probably should light something so you can cook it). Southern Recipe pork rinds are the perfect vehicle to get this goodness to your lips.
  • 3 Letters is all you need– BLT! This is a dip that the campfire just adds a nice bit of love too (and that “love” puts the “L” in this BLT). Cook this recipe at your own risk! Once everyone tastes it, you may have to make 7 more batches and never get away from the fire ring!
  • Tex-Mex it– Creamy lusciousness scooped up in a pork rind– that’s the only way we can describe this Hot Black Bean and Corn Dip. We think you may have found your new camping favorite. Seriously, it’s that good!

Get out and enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Pork Rind! Southern Recipe will be there with you!

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A Tribute to the Top Hog

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Dads are the best. It’s true. And that’s not just because a dad wrote this Southern Recipe blog.

As a tribute to our fathers, we thought we would share a few of their words of wisdom and acts of “kindness”. Kids may say and do the darnest things, but dads may have them beat!

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Dad encouraged our Southern Recipe habit, but he also left us scratching our head over a few things until we found out we could Google all the answers to our questions. If you’re a dad, don’t let that stop you explaining things in your very own unique way.

Dad is never wrong, unless Mom tells us so.

  • Dad can fix it– You hear the stories or may have experienced them yourself. A washer breaks, the tub needs resealed, that tree in the yard needs to come down. Who needs a repairman or tree cutter when Dad can fix it? Uh, you probably do. Dad may know that the whatchamacallit needs connected to the whammer jammer (which is too close to the hoobie joobie), but make sure the hospital is on your speed dial. When he tells you to “run!”, run with all your might and don’t look behind you!
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  • Watch what you eat– Besides your pals at Southern Recipe, Dad always know what’s good for you. That pie? Bad. You better give it to him to check. That cake? Terrible! Dad is going to have to be your taste tester. That super deluxe hamburger with everything? Yeah, that’s Dad’s too. It’s a good thing he’s watching out for you instead of his waistline.
  • The map isn’t the territory– Are we there yet? No, we aren’t. Dad’s keen sense of direction may not be as spot on as a hunting dog’s, but we may get there eventually if he would only stop for directions. But stopping isn’t an option- we’re on a one-way street in a bad part of town without stoplights. Two hours later, we’ve made it. It’s amazing how he always knows where he’s going even when he doesn’t.

Southern Recipe loves our Dads! Happy Father’s Day!!

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Men … Crunch on This!

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Guys, it’s Men’s Health Month. Southern Recipe has a few tips and suggestions to help you improve your health…and get your family off your back.

 
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The average life expectancy for men is 76.4 years. Heart disease is the number one killer of men, followed by cancer and respiratory disease. Lung and bronchial cancer is the number two cause of death in men, followed by Prostate Cancer. Enough of the doom and gloom, Southern Recipe wants to help with a few tips and suggestions.

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  • Cut it out– High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease in men. Get a yearly physical examination and know your numbers. Men around 50 years of age should be screened for prostate cancer once a year. Hey, everyone can do something once a year, why not this?
  • Food doesn’t have to be in a pyramid– Excessive alcohol use, physical inactivity, and poor diet contribute to a decline in men’s stamina. Meanwhile, daily exercise, food moderation, and proper nutrition are essential for continued heath. Make high fiber, lower calorie and better for you food choices…and make them taste good.
  • Choose your snacks wiselyPork rinds are a healthier way to add crunch and flavor to your favorite bites. A serving of pork rinds has 0 grams of carbs, 9 grams of protein and only 5 grams of fat. Now you know what a pork rind is and the healthy side of this crunchy snack.

Guys, regular check ups along with moderation and healthy snacking will keep your ticker ticking. Southern Recipe will help you stay healthy, in a real man’s kind of way.

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Going for the Big Dipper

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May is National Salsa month! What better way to celebrate than to crinkle the chips and get into the power of the pork rind?

Southern Recipe is sharing some of our favorite salsa recipes that pair well with America’s favorite rind.

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Skinny Dipping has never been easier. With zero carbs, 9 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat, why didn’t you kick the chips to the curb earlier? Get ready for some serious salsa slamming!


  • Super Strawberry: It’s the time of the year when strawberries are starting to come into season. Let’s use this bounty to make a simple, tasty salsa that will leave the bowl you make it in empty! shewearsmanyhats.com has an easy recipe that has become a Southern Recipe family addiction. Replace the Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Southern Recipe Pork Rinds and you’ll be just as crazed as we are.
  • Cowboy Dip: Whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds when the day is done. Saddle up with this easy recipe … Yippee-ki-yay!
  • Mango Bango Salsa: Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Chile Lime Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party.

National Salsa Month is a great time to experiment with flavor and combinations of fruits, veggies and herbs- just don’t forget the rinds. There really is a difference Southern Recipe provides when it comes to scooping up the yum. Check out some more of salsa recipes on our website.

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Honoring Mom the Southern Way

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They bathed us. They loved us no matter what. They probably even gave us our first pork rind. We’re talking about our dear Moms!

Our Mom was the one who originally made Southern Recipe pork rinds and taught us everything we know. How can we honor such an important individual in our lives?

We have a few ideas.

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Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world, only topped by Christmas and Easter. You can go the normal route and send Mom flowers, but why not do something special for all the extraordinary things she’s done for you?


  • spicy-pork-rindsGive Me a Break: Being a Mom is a full-time job, and working Mom’s have it doubly hard. Why not give Mom a break by doing her chores for her- for the whole month? You can cook, clean, and wash with the best of them. She’ll appreciate that you took some of the burden off her shoulders (and Mom will enjoy the Southern Recipe pork rinds you include with every meal).
  • The Queen has Arrived: Two words mean more to any Mom than you can ever imagine- Spa Day! Pamper Mom and let her take a day for herself. Manicures, Pedicures and massages will do wonders for Mom. Smiles and self-esteem levels rise and so do kisses and hugs.
  • Beat the Clock: Really, there’s only one thing Mom’s want: time. They want you by their side. Sure, the phone and texting are there, but a surprise visit will make her heart grow bigger than when you brought home your second grade school picture with that toothy grin.

Cooking for Mom is easy too. Join us here for some great recipes that are a breeze to make and will have her thinking you sweat away in the kitchen just for her on her special day!

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