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Make Your Memorial Day Memorable

memorialday Make Your Memorial Day MemorableFor 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:

  1. Proud Parade

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.

  1. 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).

Looking to add something new to your grilling menu? Try one of our classic barbecue recipes that uses Southern Recipe Pork Rinds as the secret ingredient. Check out this Rind Covered Rib RecipeBeefy Pork Rind Burger Recipe or Moonshine Burger Recipe.

  1. Pay tribute

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.

  1. 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.

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Salsa Your Way to Taste Bud Heaven

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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.

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Just in the Nick of Time … it’s Picnic Day!

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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:

  1. A comfortable blanket to sit on (stay away from the old blanket that you found in the trunk your of the car).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Plastic storage containers and plastic storage bags.  These items keep the spillage down while also keeping food separated and fresh.
  6. Plates, forks, knives, napkins, cups and bowls if you decide to share our Bar-B-Que rinds. Or keep clean up simple by making Walking Tacos.
  7. Sunscreen and bug spray.
  8. Magazines, books, Frisbee, baseball mitt, board games and music.
  9. A corkscrew if you bring a bottle of wine.
  10. It’s a great time to try craft beers. Check out our tips on pairing some of your favorite rinds and food with different types of beers.
  11. Trash bags and “wet ones” type towelettes for cleanup.

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Snack Like You Mean It

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Raise your hand if you’re just about done with all the crazy snack trends out at the local convenience store. Hey, we know you’re all about the flavor but do you really need to crunch on “anchovy and truffle” potato chips?

For National Snack Food Month, let’s review why the “everyday” pork rind stacks up to all of the other snacks on the shelf with four original flavors!

  1. Humans have been raising pigs for 15,000 years, and we’ve been enjoying the benefits from almost day one.
  2. Pork rinds are versatile. You can substitute crushed rinds with flour in a 1:1 ratio. No need for bacon topping with all this crust flavor.
  3. Pork rinds have more protein than peanuts, with 8 grams of protein in pork rinds vs. 7 grams of protein in peanuts.
  4. Pork rinds have zero carbs. Cut your carbs without sacrificing crunch.
  5. Pork rinds say no to gluten, MSG, and artificial color.
  6. There’s less than 5g of fat and 1g of sugar per serving.
  7. The fat pork rinds do have is healthy fat, most being made of the same fat you would find in olive oil.

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I’ve Fallen Down on Valentine’s Day and I Can’t Get Up

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Ok, the most dreaded of all the holidays is fast approaching … that’s right, we dare to utter the words, Valentine’s Day! Don’t worry guys, we’ve got you covered (you’ll thank us later, ladies). So many questions, so few answers … until now.

  1. Chocolates may be trite, but not if you show your true manly self by coating Southern Recipe Original Flavor Pork Rinds with chocolate. Nobody can resist this double trouble snack.
  2. You never, ever, never-ever ask a woman, “What do you want for Valentine’s Day?” The best present is to show that you “get her,” which means you don’t have to ask. Just listen to her, she’ll throw you a few bones. Look for comments like, “I really need a _____,” “Her necklace is so beautiful,” or “We’ve never been to that restaurant!” If she says anything like this, take the clue.
  3. You’re not 15 years old, avoid any stuffed animal holding a red heart-shaped box. In fact, bypass the entire red aisle at the local drug store.
  4. This day is not all about material things. Don’t buy the first thing you see on Amazon just because you can get it delivered the next day. No girl wants an electric razor (unless she hints, see tip #2). She’ll be more likely to let her legs go prickly in protest than use it. And no win in that one.

And remember, this day is about you and her, and about celebrating your relationship together. The most important thing is to give her your attention and show her you care, but with your own personal twist.

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Super Fun For The Super Game

sr-blog-jan-3 Super Fun For The Super GameEven if your team didn’t make it to the Super Game, you’ll want to get ready for the biggest “homegate” of the season. Here are a few tips to keep the action going for every football fan:

1. Be aware that a few attending your party may be less than thrilled “fans”. Consider setting up an alternate room for their watching pleasure or set up a gaming area. There’s nothing worse than a 2 point game and a bored pacing spouse.

2. Food keeps everyone happy. Put together a spread that’s easy to replenish. Make a balanced selection of hot and cold choices. Make it easy for your guest to pick up on the run and eat with their fingers. Try our Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings, warm BLT Dip and Walking Pork Rind Tacos. Plus, you’ll have an easier time cleaning up.

3. Celebrate with your own touchdown dance. Think you got the moves? Show ‘em, and you could win $2,500! It’s fun … enter for your chance to win cash and pork rind prizes.

4. Game out of hand? If the score gets out of hand, don’t give into changing the channel. Remember, some of the most entertaining and creative TV all year is the +$3 million commercials. Never, ever talk while the commercials are playing. That’s a sure fire way to get designated to the kid’s TV.

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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-150x150 Let’s Give Thanks for Family

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!

Screen-Shot-2017-10-26-at-6.29.58-PM-150x150 Get Ready For This Family MealWait, 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.

Screen-Shot-2017-10-03-at-10.39.17-AM Pork Rinds: The Other, Other White MeatPork 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!

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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”.

SR_Guac_Rinds Can’t Rip This Dip!Mean and green, this is the dip that holds up to the bold taste of rinds! https://ctt.ec/oMU1e

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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