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Skip the Chip, Not This Dip

National Chip and Dip Day is fast approaching and we think it’s time to skip the chip and change the name to National Rind and Dip Day. Forget about those thin potato or bland tortilla chips, when you need a hearty scoop to handle these dips, you need the almighty pork rind.

Try these big, bold, hearty dips, and you just might skip dinner.
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5 Ingredient White Queso Dip
We like this dip because everyone has these simple ingredients in their pantry. It pairs well will Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. Get this 5 Ingredient White Queso Dip recipe now!

Classic Cowboy Dip
Yippee-ki-yay … whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip into when the day is done. Pairs well with Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds. Find the recipe for this Classic Cowboy Dip here!

Mango Bango Salsawhite-queso-pork-rind Skip the Chip, Not This Dip
Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party. Get this easy recipe for Mango Bango Salsa here!

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Busting Brackets Since 1955

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March on rind lovers, it’s time to bust your bracket with some foolproof (with emphasis on fool) tips. Let’s have some fun and forget all about the stress of picking the final four or hoping your team gets out of the first round.

Forget about picking from the gut or using science to pick the winners in each bracket and use our tips to see how well you do this year.

blog-march-madness Busting Brackets Since 1955Round One: My mascot is meaner than your mascot
Pick your teams by which mascot would win in a fight to the finish. No, we mean the real animal-type mascot, not the freshman stumbling around in a paper mache head. Here at Southern Recipe, we think the University of Arkansas has one tough mascot (Go Hogs).

Round Two: No brainer
This round we’re going to make it easy on you. Pick the team that has the most wins during the regular season. If both have the same number of wins, pick the team that has the higher seed in the tournament.

Round Three: Vacation spot
Find the city where the college resides then pick the location you would like to visit on vacation. Lafayette Indiana vs. Miami Florida may or may not be a tough decision for you, but we guarantee you’ll know where each college town is located.

Round Four: Spin the color wheel
Pick your teams based on the team colors that you wouldn’t be caught wearing at son or daughter’s wedding.  No counting for style, you just may pick some winners when the conservative side takes over your bracket.

Final Four: With a nickname like that …
Pick your teams based on the best sounding player nicknames. Scout? Not so good. Cracklin? Much better (well, we do like the rind names).

Championship Game: I like you best
For the final game, we want you to pick the most likable coach. Ok, putting differences aside, there’s got to be something you like about one of these guys.  Think of it this way, which one would you most like to sit down and have some Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds and a cold beer with? There, that wasn’t so bad.

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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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It’s the Winter Olympics … Pork Rind-Style

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Watching the Olympics and getting a hankering to join in on the competition? We’ve put together a few games … but with a warm state twist. Who needs the snow when you’ve got good ‘ol southern ingenuity?

Luge
This one is a little tricky, please proceed with caution and with your safety in mind. Go down to your auto shop and borrow their mechanic’s creeper (this is the wheeled flat dolly that allows mechanics to do work underneath your vehicle). Take it to the highest hill and push off. Ride the two-man luge with only your best friend.

Curling
This is an easy one. Pull out a few round citronella Patio Torches (round is best), grab a broom, and you’re ready to go. For added excitement light the touches!

Biathlon
The Biathlon event is where you shoot at targets throughout a cross-country skiing course. This event is a little trickier because you’ll need to strap on 2 x 4’s to your work boots and maneuver through a gravel road while shooting at road signs. Come to think of it that may just be another Saturday night in the south.

Now you’ve won your gold medal, sit back, relax and watch the Winter Olympics with a bag of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

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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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No Need To Bootleg These Pork Rinds

sr-blog-jan-2-1024x513 No Need To Bootleg These Pork RindsJust because it’s National Bootlegger’s Day (observed on the 17th of this month) doesn’t mean we’re suggesting that you fire up the backwoods still. We’re just giving a nod to a piece of Americana.

Fun fact: in the 1880’s the term “bootlegger” was used because one would conceal a flask of liquor in the top of the boot. Although a more familiar use of the term came in the 1920’s with Prohibition.

So, in honor of this day, we’ve paired our Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds with a twist on the classic Mule drink.  This Kickin’ Mule cocktail starts with tequila and end with a slice of jalapeño for added kick. Please enjoy the crunch responsibly.

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Back To The Race

sr-blog-jan-1-1024x513 Back To The RaceNow that you have packed away the ornaments, dragged the tree out to the curb and took down the outside Christmas lights (or at least turned them off, hey we wouldn’t want to burn any bulbs out for next year). It’s time to get back to the hustle of your everyday routine, which by all accounts seems a heck of a lot busier now than it was just last month. We may not be able to help with getting from point A to point B in your fast-paced life, but we can help you to slow down with these slow cooker recipes.

Cheesy Cowboy Casserole: Add a little yippee-ki-yay to your daily routine with an easy dish that’s perfect for any chilly day. Add a sweet twist by adding Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds.

Chili Mac n’ Cheese: Throw out the traditional so-so Mac n’ Cheese recipe by adding the secret of chili. It’s beefy serves up well with Original Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

Crockpot Pork Roast: A five minute, five ingredient meal that’s ready after a long day? Nothing is easier. Makes enough for lunch the next day … just add a side of Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds and relax.

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Resolve To Be A Better You

SR-Resolution-1 Resolve To Be A Better YouIt’s that time of year again where we boldly tell the world our New Year’s Resolutions. And whether you keep ’em one day, one month or all year, when it comes to your yearly promises, what type of “resolutionary” are you?

Been There Done That: You know the type, it’s the friend who dusts off last year’s resolutions. You can tell because he has “go to Larry the Cable Guy Standup Concert” on his list.

Add-On List: This person uses the same list each year, in fact, it’s the same piece of paper. But “Lose 10 pounds” has been crossed out each year to reveal the new year goal of “Lose 20 pounds”. Well, there’s still hope.

Undercover Resolution Lover: This person swears they don’t make ’em but slowly they change their appearance, workout consistently and even start eating a healthier high protein diet (pork rinds rule).

What resolutions are you going to keep? Let us know and we’ll kick the new year off right with some Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. Happy Rind New Year!

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Let’s Dance, Let’s Celebrate

SR-PRAD Let's Dance, Let's CelebrateWe’re all about celebrations. Run out of gas as you coast into the gas station, celebrate. Snag the last bag of Southern Recipe pork rindsreally celebrate. NFL allowing touchdown celebrations – celebrate and celebrate again.

Which leads us to our annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day celebration.  This year we’re honoring the original Touchdown Dancer, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson with his very own game, Gridiron Groovin’. It’s easy to enter.  Visit PorkRinds.com, select your favorite touchdown dance moves and you’re automatically entered to win $2,500 and pork rind prizes. That’s it. Plus, each day you play up to the Big Game, you’ll be helping the rind-worthy charity, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

Think you got the skills to dance like a pro in the end zone? Well, it doesn’t skills, just ability to celebrate. And we know you got that.

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