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New Ways to Celebrate in the New Year

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Don’t you just love food holidays? There’s no better way to celebrate each and every day than with our pork rinds. Not sure what holidays are worthy of your day off? Here’s a few to get you started for the new year.

January 9: National Bean Day – whoa, we have the perfect dipper for any bean you could think of! Refried beans with pork rind nachos, chickpea (that’s right, they’re beans) hummus, and franks and beans. Sound off for Bean Day!

January 11: National Hot Toddy Day– just what the heck is a Hot Toddy? Besides the bad nickname your friend Todd had in high school, who really wants this drink? Warm whiskey with honey, and lemon …. We say keep it simple and go for the whiskey straight up.

January 13: National Gluten-Free Day – if you’re gluten intolerant or you have a family member that is, are you in luck! Now you can offer them our pork rinds! Another tip to show ’em you care? Use pork rinds in recipes in place of flour in a 1 to 1 ratio for an easy gluten-free replacement.

southern classic recipesJanuary 22: National Southern Food Day – it’s no secret pork rinds have deep roots in the south, but believe it or not, our secret recipe was developed by a northerner!

January 29: National Corn Chip Day – anything they can do, we can do better! Besides, there’s no one out there who likes corn over the crunchy bacon taste of rinds. Celebrate with any variety of pork rinds and petition to have this holiday dissolved.

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Hamburger Day for the Holidays

Celebrate Burger Day with pork rinds

Fire up the grill it’s National Hamburger Day! What’s that you say, you’re only thinking about sugar plums dancing in your head? Nonsense. It’s time to be like Santa and bring to the world (hamburger) happiness! Plus, ’tis the season for a burger with a Christmas twist.

Holiday CranburgerSouthern Recipe Original Pork Rinds, spicy cranberry sauce, baby arugula, tomato and aïoli on a sesame seed bun.

Blue Ice Burger – Blue cheese, Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion and mayonnaise.

Cinnamon Apple Burger – Sautéed apples in butter and cinnamon, Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds (crushed and mixed in the meat) and Cheddar cheese.

Holiday Hawaiian Burger – Pineapple, cranberry sauce, Cheddar cheese, Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds and lettuce.

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Winning Is Everything!

Pork Rind Appreciation DayWe’re giving away so many Scratch to Win Instant Game prizes, we almost can’t keep up with shipping the winnings! Whether it’s exclusive Pork Rind Appreciation Day t-shirts, Southern Recipe hats or autographed footballs from Gridiron Greats, there are so many chances to win.

Plus, every time you play you get another chance to win the grand prize of $2,500! Rind on champions and good luck!

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Give Thanks for These Recipes

Fast approaching is one of the most overindulgent holidays of the year … no, we’re not talking about Pork Rind Appreciation Day (although, we do love winning pork rinds). We’re talkin’ about Thanksgiving Day.

Hey, we’re all for unbuckling the belt after a more-than-generous dinner, but now it’s time to bring your pork rind roots into the meal with a twist on some classics.

Breakfast Pork Rind Casserole – let’s start out with a hardy breakfast. After all, we’ll start with eggs and end with the bird.

Breakfast Casserole with pork rinds

Cornbread Pork Rind Stuffing – spice up the traditional stuffing by adding crushed pork rinds into the breading mix at a ratio of 50/50.

Macaroni and Cheese – pork rinds add a bacon flavor without all that greasy mess

Pork rinds and Mac and cheese

Collard Greens – what would Thanksgiving be without greens? So tasty your guests will be  green with envy. Collard greens

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This Recipe Is “Nacho” Bad

Pork Rind NachosInternational Day of the Nacho has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo so why are we talkin’ about it? Well, nachos are probably our single favorite snack in the world (besides pork rinds, of course).  It’s probably why there’s an International Day of the Nacho on October 21.  While you may think of nachos as having sprung from that special day in May, the truth is that nachos are a 20th-century dish. It turns out, the golden nacho cheese wasn’t even invented until the 1970’s! Looking for a special way to celebrate? We have just the right nacho recipe to share today (or any day) – especially when you use Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds in place of the 3 corner chip.

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Kickin’ Off Pork Rind Appreciation Day

Play and win the Pork Rind GameIt’s our 8th Pork Rind Appreciation Day celebration and as always, you have the chance to WIN big!  Play our “Get in with the Greats” Scratch and Win game for a chance to win $2,500 and a year’s supply of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds!  We have again partnered with Mike Ditka’s Charity, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, that helps former NFL greats who have fallen on hard times.

As an added bonus, you’ll also have a chance to instantly win football memorabilia, exclusive Pork Rind Appreciation Day t-shirts, Amazon Gift Cards, hats, Bar Packs and of course … pork rinds!

Play our game every day to increase your chances of scoring freebies!

 

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Kick Off the Tailgating Season with These Kickin’ Recipes

Are you ready for the pigskin tailgate season? Well, you’re not if you don’t have at least a few recipes made with pig skins. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered like a Nickel 40. Try any of these recipes to get the tailgating ball rolling:

Dips that make the trip easy. You need a hearty dip that makes it worthwhile to use a Southern Recipe pork rind as a scoop.  BLT Dip

Easy to handleThese recipes keep one hand free at all times.

Night before. Spend your morning tailgate wisely and prep ahead of time.

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Pork Rinds in Recipes – Go Ahead and Be Chicken

Pork rind breading for chickenIt may seem strange that the largest (and best tasting) pork rind maker out there would be celebrating National Chicken Month. Hey, we’re Southern Recipe, we can spread our wings.

Have you ever used our rinds to dip into a Buffalo Chicken Dip? Break out of the boring breading you’ve been using and coat your chicken cutlet with crushed pork rinds.  Got a thing for wings? If you don’t, you will. Especially when you fry ’em with Southern Recipe Bar-B-Q Pork Rinds.

So, go ahead be chicken with your next recipe – you won’t go afoul (sorry about that) with rinds in the mix.

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There’s Still Time to Haul in Cash and Prizes

Celebrate Truck Drivers and enter to win cashWe give an “18 Wheel Salute” to some of the hardest working Road Warriors on the Interstate, as we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week with our “Pedal to the Kettle” sweepstakes.

It’s easy to enter! Visit PorkRinds.com and vote for one of our favorite truck driver pork rind recipes –  Hawaiian Low-Carb Pizza with Pork Rind Crust, Pork Rind Breakfast Casserole, and Blackberry Habanero Pork Rind-Crusted Pollock – for a chance to WIN $2,000 and a year’s supply of our Southern Recipe pork rinds! Vote each day to increase your chances of winning.

By voting, you help us support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund that helps semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has caused them to be out of work. We’re donating $2,500 to this fantastic charity!

Hurry, the Pedal To The Kettle sweepstakes ends on September 17, 2018!

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It’s Back-to-School, So Let’s Act Like A Kid Again

Take Pork Rinds and cracklins to workIt’s time for back-to-school and we ask the question, “Why do kids have all the fun”?  Ahhh, as we reflect on the innocence from our playground youth, we long for the easy life of being a kid in school, again. Here are six ways to act like a grade school kid this month:

1. Skip the corporate briefcase! Dust off the backpack from the basement and proudly sling it over your shoulder. If you’re lucky you’ll find a stick of gum and a dried out Sharpie. Have nothing to put in the sack? Make friends by adding a few bags of Southern Recipe Cracklins.

2. Pack your lunch in a good old-fashioned paper bag. Do a twist on the classic PB&J by adding Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy pork rinds between the bread.

3. On your lunch break, go out in the parking lot and play tag … or better yet, pick teams and play a game of kickball. Winner gets a bag of Southern Recipe Cheesy Jalapeno Curls.

4. Every time a cute girl talks to you, blush and quickly walk away.  Doesn’t work as well for boys talking to girls because girls have perfected the “rolling of the eyes” technique.

5. In an office meeting, excitedly raise your hand and ask if you could use the restroom.

6. Have an Uber pick you up after work and pretend the driver is your mom. Be cranky and give ’em a dirty look when they ask how your day was.

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