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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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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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Can’t Rip This Dip!

Holy moly it’s National Guacamole Day! We all know this “mean and green” dip is made from avocados, but we bet you didn’t know the avocado is actually a “berry”.

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Wait, the green stuff is not making you jump up and down? Then you gotta try this guac recipe from the south … of the border. And when you use our Hot & Spicy rinds as the dipper, you’ll add an extra flavor boost.

Got a guacamole recipe to share?  Send it. If we use it, you’ll get a month of pork rinds to dip.

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Hey, did you say it was National Bacon Day?

Bacon. For many, just saying the word bacon brings tears of joy. It’s no wonder there’s a special National Bacon Day (well, truth be told, every day could be “bacon day”).

From chocolate dipped bacon and Cheesy Bacon Popcorn to Bacon Banana Bread and Bacon Oatmeal, this crunchy treat can be eaten almost everywhere.

Almost. Try pulling it out of your pocket at a ball game on an 80-degree day.

That’s where we come in. Pork rinds give you that bacony flavor without all that greasy mess. And the mighty rind can be used in recipes just like our crispy cousin. Whether it’s our recipe for Pork Rind Breaded Pork Chops or a hearty BLT Dip recipe, rinds hold up just fine. Bacon can have one day, we’ll take all the rest of the days.

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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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