It’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.
If you don’t like bacon, stop reading now and admit yourself into the closest hospital, because something is clearly wrong.
Ok, all kidding aside, there are times you need a bacon fix and you don’t have time to fry up a batch – that’s where we come in. Southern Recipe pork rinds offer all that bacony flavor without greasy fingers. Yes, we do love bacon. In fact, we’re bacon’s southern brother, but here are a few reasons we’re better than bacon:
1. Portability– have you ever tried transporting bacon in your pocket? Those grease spots aren’t coming out any time soon.
2. Protein– with 9 grams of protein, pork rinds are a great post workout snack. And although bacon is pretty respectable on protein, it crumbles in the gym – literally.
Did you know 98% of all the food and household goods you buy made it to you because of a truck driver? It’s true!
Help us give a shout out to these Road Warriors of the Interstate so they don’t go unnoticed! Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week all month long by entering our Pedal to the Kettle sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter! Visit porkrinds.com and vote for your favorite truck driver pork rind recipe 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.
It’s time to celebrate National Camping Month and take a hike with the more than 40 million people that go out in the wilderness each year. We love everything about camping … the smell of the campfire, the musty smell of the tent and even when it rains it’s a perfect time to relax.
Campfires are great for ambiance and burning marshmallows for late night s’mores, but there’s nothing better than a meal cooked over an open fire. Be sure to bring a cast iron frying pan because we’ve got a few easy one-skillet recipes to make your outdoor experience an adventure.
Campfire Tip: your recipes should be made with ingredients in easy-to-pack cans. Fully cooked meats, potatoes, and vegetables make it easy prep and cook over an open fire. You’re basically heating to warm your meal, not fully cooking your recipes.
The most important tip? In case of rain, you’ll need to pull out multiple bags of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds to stop your family from grumbling and stomachs from rumbling. Don’t worry; pork rinds have 8 grams of protein to help stave off “starvation.”
When John and Mary Rudolph founded our company in 1955, their vision was to make quality snacks that everyone could enjoy. And they knew it couldn’t be just any ordinary snack. It had to have the flavor that stood out from all other snacks. They also knew that to be successful, they needed to make a snack for the working man … a full-flavored pork rind snack. Today, this “everyman’s snack” has grown to be an “everyone’s snack” and true to our heritage, quality and flavor still go into each bag of our pork rinds, cracklins and wheat snacks.
We’d like to invite you to something near and dear to our hearts (and stomachs), the Pork Rind Heritage Festival on June 8th and 9th just down the road from our home Office in Lima, Ohio. Join in on the fun … It’ll be a friendly place to relax, play and of course, eat the freshest pork rinds around.
For more than 150 years, Americans have gathered in late spring to honor the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in service to our country. What began with dozens of informal commemorations has grown to become one of the nation’s most solemn and hallowed holidays.
Here are 4 things to do on Memorial Day to pay tribute to America’s heroes and celebrate the start of summer:
There just might not be a better place to spend the weekend than experiencing the country’s largest Memorial Day parade in Washington, DC. Arrive early with a bag of pork rinds to get a seat.
Host a barbecue
After the parade, invite your family and friends over for the season’s first cookout. There’s nothing more exciting than firing up the grill (or the smell of lighter fluid and burning charcoal).
Pay tribute to those who have lost their lives fighting for our country by visiting a local veterans’ cemetery by placing flags and flowers to place on the graves.
Thank a veteran
Organize your neighborhood kids to write thank you cards to veterans across the country — or better yet, send a care package to active troops (don’t forget the pork rinds).
At Southern Recipe, we believe Memorial Day should become something more than just the first cookout of the summer or watching the Indy 500. And although we love celebrating an extra day off, we are proud to honor all who have sacrificed so much for our country.
It’s National Salsa Month, so it’s only fitting that we move on from all those soggy-artificial-flavorless salsas you pick up at the local convenience store. Fresh is the name of the game, so we’re sharing some of our most unique salsa recipes that complement our award-winning pork rinds. Everyone knows rinds have a built-in scoop that’s perfect for dipping.
Try these salsas for your next party:
1. Cowboy Dip:
Whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds when the day is done. Saddle up with this easy recipe … Yippee-ki-yay!
2. Mango Bango Salsa:
Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party.
3. Spicy Dill Salsa:
Who said you couldn’t use the great American pickle as an ingredient? Looking for a way to spice up your burger? It takes just one spoonful. So, yes this is a big dill (sorry about that). Pork rind of choice is our Salt & Vinegar flavor.
4. Bacon and Greens Salsa:
Nothing goes better with our rinds than bacon. In fact, pork rinds have long been called crunchy bacon bites. Try this unique salsa with Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds or anytime you are makin’ bacon.
Ok, all you Pork Rind Lovers let’s go old school with an outdoor activity you may not have done since you were a kid. Let’s have a picnic!
First step is to plan ahead and check the forecast. The whole point of going on a picnic is to take advantage of the great outdoors, so choose your spot on a day when the weather doesn’t “rain” on your day.
Second step is to follow the following packing list:
A comfortable blanket to sit on (stay away from the old blanket that you found in the trunk your of the car).
A cooler for items that need to be kept cold (well, you do need to ice down the libations). Freeze bottled water or lemonade and use as ice packs to keep the leakage down.
Packing your goodies – You don’t need to get an old-fashioned wicker basket (do they even make those anymore?), but use something sturdy for a carrying case.
As for food, you don’t need to go overboard. Keep it simple, premade sandwiches, boneless chicken, fruit and multiple bags of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds (you were wondering when we were going to add them).
Plastic storage containers and plastic storage bags. These items keep the spillage down while also keeping food separated and fresh.