Pork Rind Appreciation Day – Gridiron Groovin’! (AND A GIVEAWAY!)

When I married my husband, I understood that I was marrying into a fantastic southern family. A fantastic southern family who hollered “Roll Tide!” any chance they got.

Fast forward a few years, and not only does our household have battery-operated mascots that play a full-orchestra version of the college song, but our 15-month-old twins even have their own cheerleader outfits. Two different kinds of them, to be exact. I’ve given in.

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Not that I really minded in the first place.

As anyone who knows anything about college football knows, Alabama is…well…pretty durn GOOD. (Never mind that nail-biter last week with Mississippi State – did anyone SEE that?! WOAH!!!) I definitely think we’ll have a good group of guys moving on to the pros. And anyone who knows anything about football in general knows that, as games go (college OR pro), they’re always better if excellent snacks are involved!

So when Southern Recipe contacted me about their 7th Annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day, and sharing the news about their Gridiron Groovin’ game with NFL legend, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, I was all about it! 

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The awesome thing about Gridiron Groovin’ is that you can play as many times as you’d like! Each time you do, you’ll queue Southern Recipe to make a donation to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. As well, a portion of the sale of each purchase of all Rudolph Foods’ products during the Pork Rind Appreciation Day season, including Southern Recipe, Southern Recipe Small Batch, Pepe’s Snacks and Lee’s Pig Skins, will support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

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On the Road in January

Well, how did your first month of the new year go? I can’t hardly believe January is over! Ours was…different…than we had planned, but that’s for another post sometime in February. Let’s take a quick peek at the top 5 posts here on the blog for the past month!

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1. Celebrating Loved Ones All Year Around! – It’s still a good time to be thinking about flowers, since Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, but remember that any time of the year is a good time to celebrate your loved ones!

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Pork Rind Appreciation Day – Can YOU Sack the Quarterback?!

The big game is fast-approaching, y’all! Do YOU have your Super Bowl plans in place?! Never mind your PLANS…what about your SNACKS?! Pork rind, anyone?

Let me let you in on a fun little tidbit: Super Bowl Sunday is also Pork Rind Appreciation Day! And in order to celebrate, Rudolph Foods sent me a few bags of their fantastic pork rinds – their Original flavor, their Bold & Spicy flavor, and also their Bold & Spicy BBQ flavor. Pork rinds for days, y’all!

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Just like they did last year for Pork Rind Appreciation Day, matched with charitable support, Rudolph Foods will again support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides medical and financial assistance to former National Football League (NFL) players in dire need. In response, Rudolph Foods is teaming up with Hall of Famer Bobby Bell to raise money and awareness to support the Gridiron Greats through the annual Pork Rind Appreciation Day campaign!

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo…with Rudolph Foods & Dei Fratelli! AND A GIVEAWAY!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Rudolph Foods and Dei Fratelli DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

These days we’re trying to eat a bit healthier at our home! We’re mainly watching our carbs and sugars, and making sure we don’t overdo it on the caffeine, and we’re doing pretty well! Both of us are feeling better and, although some days it’s easier than others, overall we’re thankful we made the change.

But the hard part of this we’ve encountered are the parties. Take the fast-approaching Cinco de Mayo, for example. I mean, what kind of a party would it even be without CHIPS AND SALSA! You simply CANNOT have a Cinco de Mayo party without those two important ingredients! 

But the chips. Goodness, the chips are FULL of carbs. And the salsa? Oh, the sugars that can be found in those yummy little jars!

So when the fine folks at Rudolph Foods sent me a variety of pork rinds, I thought…hmmm. Pork rinds and salsa. Can it be? 

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I began searching for a most-excellent salsa recipe. One that was not high in sodium or carbs or sugar. I had a few different ideas…and that’s when the folks at Dei Fratelli sent me nothing other than SALSA.

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I mean, seriously, people. It doesn’t get any better than that!

So if you’re looking for a healthier snack for your next party, check this out…

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New Product Review – Southern Recipe Pork Rinds

**PLEASE NOTE: While Southern Recipe DID provide me with these products to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.** 

A lovely package arrived on my doorstep the other day. It was a box full of pork rinds.

My husband was almost as excited as I was.

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Four flavors of pork rinds! Pork rinds from Southern Recipe!

Now, being that we live in Florida, and being that we were both raised in the SOUTH…we know food from the South when we try it!

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