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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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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Our Mom was the one who originally made Southern Recipe pork rinds and taught us everything we know.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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A Southern Fried Tradition

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Pork rinds are our family tradition. Since 1955, satisfying millions of taste buds across America has been our mission. We do it with pride, integrity and ingenuity.

What we’re really proud of is how many others have made Southern Recipe part of their family traditions. Whether we’re part of the July 4th BBQ, camping trip, or just the go-to snack in the cupboard, we’re thankful that our family is a part of yours.

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And just as amazing is how you use our pork rinds. These top three traditional family recipes just blow us away.


  • Breadings– Our gluten-free, pork rinds are the perfect way to bread or add a crust to an entrée. We especially love this chicken wing recipe from the Food Republic.
  • Pizza Crust– Pork Rind Pizza Crust isn’t just a fad, it’s becoming a way of life for families. There are tons of great recipes out there, but we love the ease and taste of this one from Food.com.
  • Casseroles– There’s nothing that says family and tradition like a casserole! Gather round the table with this interesting take on the great America family meal from Cooks.com.

For more recipes sure to become apart of your family tradition, join us here.  Thanks for making our family part of yours!

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Who is Ready To Go Outside?

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Cabin Fever has had us in it’s grasp for way to long. It’s time to bust out! Let’s get out and enjoy spring! Southern Recipe is ready for Cherry Blossoms, planning the garden, and the return of the BBQ- but be sure to take our pork rinds with you!

We have a few ideas that will make you forget the winter blahs and have your family basking in the sun’s glow to work on their farmer’s tans!

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Here are our favorite ways to say “so long” to winter.

  1. Think about jogging and biking! Notice we said “think”. Southern Recipe is the perfect snack to ride shotgun if start pedaling or just ponder!
  2. Golfers, shine up those clubs and get out there!
  3. We already mentioned bbq’s, but what are you going to serve? Southern Recipe has the recipes that will wow!
  4. Take a Hike? Why, yes we will! And we’ll take Southern Recipe with us!

What do you plan on doing this spring? Southern Recipe will fly kites, and play softball with you- but let’s stay away from the yard work until we’ve had a little fun!

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Spring into a New Diet and You…

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Spring is the start of so many things, including the return of fresh produce! During the first season of the year, the options to make a spring-cleaning of your plate increase and can make the transition much, much, easier. pork-rind-bowlIf you are thinking of changing the way you eat, why not begin when the flowers are blooming, the robins are singing and the increased sunlight puts us all in a better mood?

Southern Recipe can also help! You better believe it!

You already know our pork rinds are power packed with protein, low carb, and gluten free, but adding them to your favorite vegetables can help summer activities that much more enjoyable.

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Keeping things delicious and hearty is the key! These recipes ought to do the trick:

  1. Try this Layered Veggie Casserole for a different take on a hefty evening meal. Things will be lightened up thanks to the TastyKitchen.com– and the addition of pork rinds gives this dish the perfect willing protein punch.
  2. We still love this recipe from our friend Lisa WeidknechtPork Rind Crusty Veggies. It’s easy and will have you eating better in not time!
  3. And why not try something a little different? East meets West with this Stir-Fried Bok Choy and Pork Rind recipe from Fun Chinese Cooking.

Spring Clean your diet with more recipes SouthernRecipe.com. We’ll be with you every step of the way!

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Skip the Chips While Still Enjoying the Dip

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Tomorrow is National Chips and Dip Day and we’re putting a twist on this classic combination by … you guessed it, ditching the chips. This ultimate dip recipe from Damn Delicious will have you wondering why there isn’t a rind and dip day!

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Beef Queso:

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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. creole seasoning
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz. block cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup canned chopped green chiles
  • ¼ cup of salsa verde

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat and add in ground beef and seasonings. Cook until browned and drain the excess fat. Add block cheddar cheese into a saucepan, stirring until it melts. Add in Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, chilies and salsa. Stir in ground beef and heat for a few minutes.


Once it’s done, serve it up with some Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy pork rinds. Celebrate this day with the ultimate crunch!

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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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3 Keys to the Perfect Camping Trip

campingMarch brings a lot of things and one of them is warm weather. We’re ready to break out of the stuffy indoors and into the fresh outdoor air. Come Spring, we just can’t wait to grab the tent and go camping.

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We’ve gathered some most helpful tips from experience, and Greatist, to offer 3 major keys to a perfect camping trip.


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  • The Right Pack: If you’re gonna be doing a bit of hiking on your trip, you’ll want to make sure you have a pack that’s light and won’t weigh you down. If your trip is only a few days long, your best bet is to pick up a 60-80 liter pack.
  • Catch some Z’s: All of that hiking and fishing is gonna wear you out, so it’s important to make sure you’ve got the proper sleeping bag and tent. You want a tent that is going to be weather resistant to, which means a “three-season” tent is your best bet of ensuring a good night’s sleep.
  • Fuel: All this activity is gonna require some serious fuel. Make sure you have portable and filling snacks on hand that will keep you full during your outdoor adventure. Southern Recipe Pork Rinds are protein-packed and will fire you up during your high-intensity trek!

With Southern Recipe in hand you can easily turn your next family camping trip into a memorable tradition

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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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