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Glengarry Glenross Speech

For anyone in a sales driven job, Glengarry Glen Ross is a must watch movie. One of the most motivational speeches you can find to fire up your sales force is given by Alec Baldwin.  Here’s a transcript I found of it online done by a David Mamet.  In this scene, Blake (Alec Baldwin) is confronting the employees of a tough Chicago real-estate office, Shelley Levene (Jack Lemmon), Ed Moss (Ed Harris) and George Aaronow (Alan Arkin) while their unsympathetic supervisor John Williamson (Kevin Spacey) looks on.

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The Bacon Log

This is the manliest type of meat you can make.  It’s Bacon, Beef, Cheese, Bacon and Hot Sauce all rolled up into a heart attack inducing log of deliciousness.

The Bacon Log

The Bacon Log

It can be prepped pretty quickly or even the night before and it also doesn’t take long to cook, about 1 hour per inch of thickness.  Try it out and see if you don’t love it.  Read more →

Pittsburgh City Chicken

City Chicken is a dish that came out of the poor areas of Pittsburgh when Pork was a much cheaper meat.  There’s no chicken in this recipe, the pork is just skewered to resemble a chicken leg.

City Chicken Dish

City Chicken Dish

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Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Alabama has a great original barbecue sauce that really gives a great flavor to chicken, turkey and pork. It’s not made to baste the meat so much as to finish it because the mayonnaise will break down over the high heat.  Give it a try and see if you like it at your next cookout.

Pulled Pork Sammich with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Pulled Pork Sammich with Alabama White BBQ Sauce

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Apples are so delicious when they are baked with some cinnamon and sugar. They make a great breakfast and an even better dessert. Outback has a great recipe for their Baked Apples, and this is a close copy of it that you can make in your own home.

Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples

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Sauteed Pears in a Sweet Honey Sauce

These are some sweet marinated pears that make an excellent side to some baked ham or grilled chicken and veggies.  The flavors make a perfect sweet tarty kick that doesn’t over power the main dish but still add a different touch, almost like a dessert. It takes a little bit of time to make them but they store pretty well.

Glazed Pears

Glazed Pears

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 Bartlett Pears (peeled & quartered)
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 1/4 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 3/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 Cloves

Directions:

  1. In a large nonreactive saucepan, combine the honey and water and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the honey is completely dissolved. Add the pear quarters to the pan in 1 layer and cook at a medium boil until the pears are just tender, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to a bowl and reserve.
  2. Add the vinegar and spices to the syrup and bring to a boil, stirring. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the marinade to cool to room temperature, then strain it.
  3. Pour the pears into a sterilized 1-quart jar and pour the marinade into the jar to submerge pears. Seal the jar and refrigerate for 3 to 4 days, by that time the pears should be ready to eat. The pears will keep for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.