Better than Prison Food: Party Bites for Orange Is the New Black

By: Camilla Brandfield-Harvey

Netflix's favorite inmates are back tonight for a second slammer stint. Though the focus is Litchfield, weekly meals and smuggled snacks have practically become minor cast members — Red starves Piper after she insults her food — and provides necessary comfort — Nichols tells Alex, "There's always hope tomorrow'll be taco night ."

Since Netflix drops all of season two tonight, we know binge watching and eating may ensue. As you enter this new  life sentence chapter, flash back to last season with these show-inspired recipes perfect for the all-night viewing party. Take a swig of your screwdriver, pop a cheese puff, and go willingly into this acceptable form of confinement.

Kelsey Nixon's Shredded Pork and Pineapple Tacos for Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials

Kelsey Nixon's Shredded Pork and Pineapple Tacos for Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Alice Gao, 2014, Cooking Channel, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Shredded Pork and Pineapple Tacos —  Make tonight taco night. As Nichols dreams of corn shells, you can have your tortilla and eat it, too, with Kelsey's shredded lime-infused pork tacos topped with a pineapple, cilantro and red onion garnish. Want variety? We have 24 other top taco recipes here.

Pork Rind Cheese Puffs — Piper quickly drops her lemon water cleanse for BBQ pork rinds in an episode two flashback. Flash forward to these inspired pork rind cheese puffs perfect for commercial break crunching. Kelsey tosses hot pork rinds in chipotle cheddar and cheese ranch mixtures.

Chocolate Coconut and Toasted Almond Devils Food Twinkies — Miss Claudette claims to know her way around a coconut cake and even Red can't help but agree. To make this confection more party-friendly, whip up espresso chocolate ovals enveloped in marshmallow fluff and topped with coconut-and-chocolate-coated almonds.



Chipotle Grapefruit Margarita — Alex and Piper first flirt over none other than a margarita. Go for a fittingly orange color scheme with this grapefruit variation, rounded off with spicy chipotle salt. There are 25 other summer cocktails to choose from here.

Alex Guarnaschelli's Muddled Screwdrivers

Muddled Screwdrivers

Alex Guarnaschelli's Muddled Screwdrivers

Photo by: Alex Guarnaschelli ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Alex Guarnaschelli, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Muddled Screwdriver — Piper's misplaced screwdriver kept season one viewers on edge and made quite the cameo in the season finale showdown. Remind your attendees why they're back for season two with Alex's chilled citrus vodka refresher.

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