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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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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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Make ’em Dance and You Could Win $2500!


This year the NFL is once again allowing end zone celebrations. So, we decided it was a good idea kick off (or should we say dance off) Pork Rind Appreciation Day with the original touchdown dancer and NFL great, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.

It’s easy! Play our Gridiron Groovin’ Game to make your football player dance in the end zone, and you’ll be entered to win $2500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds! Or upload your own video of your touchdown dance for 10 extra entries.

Plus, we’re donating to Mike Ditka’s charity Gridiron Greats … so join in on the celebration and play every day to increase your chances of winning! Enter, play and dance here!

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Man-sized Meat on a Kid-sized Budget

We’ve got your back when it comes to enjoying the spoils of your work week. There’s no need to spend all your hard earned cash in just one meal. It’s only natural that the #1 man-sized rind crunch takes on a man-sized mound of meat. Read on for some great meat treat ideas for your next BBQ.

If you love Lamb Rib Chops, you’ll love the Blade Chop
Hey, we love those cute little lamb lollipop rib chops as much as the next guy, but they’re too darn expensive. Enter the Blade Chop, which is perfectly marbled, tender, really flavorful and half the price. And that’s not baaad at all.

If you love Pork Rib Chops, you’ll love the Pork Top Sirloin Steak
Who knew pigs have a sirloin? They do, and a delicious one at that. Much cheaper than pricey Pork Rib Chops but every bit as tasty, with good marbling. Go for a thicker chop, and do the old sear and roast because we all know more is better.

If you love Beef Tenderloin, you’ll love Teres Major
This lean, tender and mild strip from the cow’s shoulder is perfect for the filet mignon lover (hey, who isn’t?). A heck of a lot cheaper than the premium cut it matches, treat it the way you would a tenderloin: Slice it into single-serving medallions or sear and roast it whole.

While you are waiting for the BBQ to heat up, grab a bag of pork rinds!

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#ROADLIFE Continues

Southern Recipe is still on Appreciation Road, celebrating the Truck Drivers who cruise the highways of our great nation and keep our economy strong. Have you entered your picture? It could be worth $2500, but do it soon! Our contest ends September 17th!

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As Truck Driver Appreciation Week rapidly comes to a close, we are well on our way to providing a huge payday to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, but we still need your help!

Take a photo from your home state or a state you’re driving through and we’ll post it up on our map of the United States. The best photo is going to win a Southern Recipe #Roadlife care package and the grand prize of $2500. Plus, if you are our trucking friend with the most social activity, you could win $500 for yourself. Gain more points by sharing the Truck Driver Appreciation contest on all your social media channels. You can also win by answering our truck driver trivia questions. Visit porkrinds.com for complete details.

The more activity, the bigger the check we’ll give to St. Christopher’s so we can help truckers in need! Let’s make a convoy of submissions speed in before we have to exit!

What are you waiting for, King of the Road? Southern Recipe appreciates the driving you do that keeps America going! Enter #roadlife today because one of you WILL win!

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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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