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What To Do When Your Bracket Goes Bust

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March Madness is in full swing and we want to know how your bracket is holding up. If it’s still intact, we want to congratulate you!  If its crashed and burned, we’d like to help you ease the pain and enjoy the rest of the games.

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The best way to quiet your tears is with a beer and snack pairing guide that will help you forget the fact that your team missed the Sweet Sixteen.

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  • Lager: Lagers are traditionally light and refreshing beers. If this is the brew you tend to reach for, grab a bag of Salt and Vinegar pork rinds! The tang of the salt and vinegar goes great with the crisp notes found in lagers.
  • Ale: Some Ales have notes that are a bit fruity and spicy. Turn up the heat and grab a bag of Hot and Spicy Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. The subtle heat found in the rinds will compliment the notes of spice found in your ale.
  • IPA: IPA’s tend to have a bitter and hoppy flavor. We suggest reaching for a smoky snack to go with this beer. There’s no better choice than our Bar-B-Q rinds!

This pairing guide not enough to get you over the madness? It’s alright, give one of these southern recipes a try and let some good home cooking do the trick.

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Make the Most of March Madness

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For us March means one thing … basketball. Don’t miss the buzzer-beating shots, bracket-breaking upsets and watching underdogs become heroes.

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As tip off nears, we want to help you make the most of March Madness with these helpful game winning tips.

Tip #1: We get it, you might be tempted to take a shot in the dark when it comes to making your bracket. But before you do that, do a little research on the teams you’re not sure about. This can help your bracket withstand the upsets that are bound to happen.

Tip #2: With all those games going on, it can be hard to keep track of when each one begins. Keep a schedule on hand so you don’t miss the games you’re dying to see!

Tip #3: Nothing’s better than watching a nail biting game with your friends. Host a viewing party, so you and your pals can keep up with all the action on the court. The most essential part of a viewing party are some tasty snacks. So stock up on some Southern Recipe pork rinds for the perfect game day snack.

Keep your snacks simple with these pork rind recipes that won’t drive you to madness.

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Step Up Your Snacking In Honor of National Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month and we’re celebrating by taking our favorite snack (pork rinds of course!) to the next level! So, go ahead and grab a bag of Southern Recipe rinds because it’s time to step up your snacking!

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Jalapeno Poppers

Pork Rind Nachos: Add a tasty twist to a traditional nacho recipe by swapping out corn chips for Southern Recipe pork rinds. Layer on your favorite toppings for a tasty snack with some massive crunch!

Jalapeno Poppers: Jalapeno poppers are a classic snack food. Next time you’re craving this spicy snack, go for a low carb recipe using pork rinds instead of bread crumbs. Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy pork rinds work perfectly in this snack food recipe!

Pork Rinds and Queso Dip: You heard us right … pork rinds and queso. We can’t think of a better combination than Southern Recipe pork rinds and cheesy queso dip. Make this snack even more hearty by adding ground beef to your recipe!

Craving more crunch? Check out our Pinterest page for a little inspiration on how to elevate your favorite snacks!

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Helpful Tips Just in Time for Game Day

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Calling all football fans! The Big Game is quickly approaching and you know what that means… it’s time to plan the perfect game day party.

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This year, get a jump start on your Big Game party planning with these helpful tips and tricks.

porkrindsbagsGame Day Tip #1: Finger foods are key. They allow your guests to try a variety of different snacks and you don’t have to get tied down to the kitchen.

Game Day Tip #2: Skip the chips and dip this year and create a delicious nacho bar for your guests to enjoy. Arrange a variety of toppings for your guests to choose from and let them make their own delicious creation. Just don’t forget to lay out the pork rinds!

Game Day Tip #3: Get inspired by the x’s and o’s of play books by creating a football inspired craft beer tasting. Draw some plays on a chalkboard and place cups of beer on the o’s. This is a festive way for your guests to try some unique brews.

Game Day Tip #4: Keep your guests from looking for a bottle opener by tying one to the cooler. This way it will be in a convenient place for your friends and family!

Game Day Tip #5: No game day is complete without Southern Recipe. Whether you love pork rinds, cracklins or curls, we have the perfect game day snack for you! And now, when you play “Guess the Great”, before February 5th, you’ll be entered to win $2,500 for Game Day!

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The Easy Way to Keep Your Get Fit Resolution

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With 2017 approaching, it’s time for all of us to plan our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you keep them or break them, we all start the New Year off with the best intentions. This year, we want to help you keep your resolution.

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Many of you will be able to relate to our New Year’s resolution. This year we want to get healthier. But we don’t want to completely deprive ourselves of the snacks and foods that we love.

If you’re in the same boat as us, you’re in luck! Southern Recipe Pork Rinds have always been a delicious, low carb snack. One serving of our pork rinds has 0 carbs, 9 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat. Go ahead and crunch on those numbers!

This year, we’re going to help you keep your get fit resolution. Add some delicious crunch to your recipes with Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. We’ve got some down-home southern specialties that are delicious with our pork rinds, you have to try to believe!

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Pump Up Your Holiday Recipes

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The holidays are a time to enjoy the ones you love. For us, there’s no better way to do that than with a good ol’ family dinner.

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This year, we’re taking our love of pork rinds and creating some delicious holiday recipes that’ll turn up your traditional family dinner.

Stuffing: Ditch the bread and use Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds as the base of your holiday stuffing. Toss sautéed onions and celery with crushed pork rinds, mix in your beaten eggs and chicken broth, and then pop it in the bird to bake. After trying this stuffing you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made it sooner!

Green Bean Casserole: Pump up this staple holiday side by mixing a 1/3 cup of Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds with sautéed garlic, salt and olive oil for a crunchy topping.

Pecan Pie in a Pork Rind Crust: And now for dessert, pecan pie anyone? Make a simple pork rinds crust by grinding up a bag of Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds and mixing flour and eggs until it forms a dough. Place the dough in a pie pan and fill with your go-to pecan pie recipe.

These surprising twists will have your friends and family clamoring for more! Craving more down home meals? Head over to our Pinterest board with all the meals inspired by your Mama’s cooking!

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Pig Skins, Pork Rinds and a Big Cash Prize

Calling all football fans! The Big Game (and Pork Rind Appreciation Day) is approaching and we think this year, you should win big!

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We’ve teamed up with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund to bring you the Pork Rind Appreciation Day game “Guess The Great.” Each time you play, you’ll be entered to win $2,500! Plus, a donation will be made to Gridiron Greats so they can continue to help the football legends we know and love.


The game is simple, just match ’em and win! Everyday you play, your chance of winning it all increases! So next time you’re cheering on your favorite team, go to porkrindday.com during the commercial break and play to win.

Huddle up and play “Guess The Great” today!

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Win big by testing your memory

We’re celebrating Pork Rind Appreciation Day with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and you can WIN $2,500 too!

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For those who have never heard of the organization, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund is Mike Ditka’s personal charity that provides medical and financial assistance to former National Football League (NFL) players in dire need. This year you can join Da’ Coach.

Concussions and head injuries have had devastating effects on some of our favorite football greats. To bring awareness to the ailments affecting so many, we created the memory game, “Guess The Great,” to help raise awareness and also support Gridiron Greats.

Each time you play “Guess The Great”, you’ll have a chance to win $2,500 and a donation will be made to Gridiron Greats. Play each day to increase your chances of being the grand champ.

Test your memory, and play “Guess The Great” today!

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A Brew for the Manly Crew

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There’s no better way to enjoy fall sports than with a cold drink and some of the best tasting rinds around.

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Take a break from a basic brew and try out our Bloody Good Beer. It’s easy to make, and it combines the best parts of a Bloody Mary with your favorite beer. Nothing fancy, just been made better.

Bloody Good Beer:
Ingredients:
8 lime wedges
2 cups tomato juice
8 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Hot sauce
Worcestershire sauce
8 12-oz cans light lager
1/4 cup ground Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds

Directions:

  • Rub the rims of 8 pint glasses with a lime wedge
  • Dip in the ground pork rinds and fill each with ice
  • Add 1/4 cup tomato juice, 1 Tsp. lime juice, a dash of hot sauce & Worcestershire sauce and a 12 oz lager to each glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedges.

Wondering what to make with this delicious drink? Add these pork rind recipes to your next tailgate to make it even better.

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2 Epic Nacho Recipes Face-off

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Who doesn’t love a little competition? Well we’re pitting two monstrous nacho recipes against each other to find out which one will reign supreme. Let your gut guide you.

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Loaded Shredded Beef Nachos:

In a skillet, layer Southern Recipe Pork Rinds with shredded beef, black beans, Pico de Gallo and cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Place in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Serve with the toppings of your choice (though we suggest sour cream, jalapeños and guacamole).

BBQ Pork Rind Nachos:

Arrange BBQ flavored Nachos in a dish. Top them with pulled pork cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted. Top them with jalapeños, cilantro and additional barbeque sauce.

Go ahead and grab your rinds and whip up both of these man-sized nacho recipes. Remember, the messier the better. Let us know which one you think deserves to be crowned the champion!

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