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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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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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Up to Bat with Season Opener Home Run Dishes…

southern-recipe-pork-rinds-baseballApril 2nd marked the start of the 117th Major League Baseball season. Whether you watched the World Series Champion Cubs face off against the Cards, the Yanks play the Rays, or the Giants as they visited the Diamondbacks, we’re definitely ready for the excitement of another year!

Grab your mitt, a cold one, and let’s get ready to root, root, root for our home teams, but we can’t forget to eat! We have three recipes to share that show off our love of the boys of summer and pork rinds.

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These pennant-winning favorites will bring the team home and asking for more!

Pork Rind Nachos: If you’ve never strayed from tortilla chips, now’s your time. Pork Rind Nachos (courtesy of Fit Living Foodies) are easy as pie, which leads us to our next stadium favorite …

Chicharones Guisados: OK, this recipe for stewed fried pork rinds isn’t technically a pie, but it certainly does the job of highlighting everything good about the pork rind! Thanks to Serious Eats for a seriously amazing recipe.

Caramelized Pork Rinds: Forget caramel corn! We’re calling in the Caramelized Pork Rinds from Epicurious to really get the baseball season rolling. You’ll be eating ’em by the fistful!

It’s unlawful to be hungry during the ballgame. Make sure you stay fueled up with Southern Recipe!

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