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Reed’s Country Store: A Unique Blue Bell Shoppe

July 22, 2014 1:39 pm

Reed’s Country Store is a landmark in Blue Bell, having been in business since 1925. Generations of residents have trusted them to help furnish their homes with fine furniture over the years. You’ll find delightful furniture that may just bring a new touch of style to your ARK by Korman Blue Bell home.

Dressers, dining sets, media tables, breakfronts, cabinets, and side tables are made of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

Visit the website to learn more about this classic Blue Bell shop, or plan a visit to its Dekalb Pike space to see it in person.

Reed's Country Store
923 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
(610) 275-2276

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Summertime Desserts Inspired by Delightful Cocktails

July 15, 2014 11:16 am

Here's a trio of tasty cocktail-like desserts to keep you cool all summer long:

Grilled Mint Julep Peaches
Nothing says summer like fresh, juicy peaches, and this decadent dessert combines them with a classic mint julep cocktail to create a deliciously Southern dessert. Four ripe peaches are glazed in Kentucky Bourbon and grilled to a golden brown, then the whole thing is topped with vanilla bean ice cream a few sprigs of mint to give them that signature minty flavor.

Pink Grapefruit, Strawberry and Champagne Granita
Whether you have something to celebrate or not, this champagne-infused dessert dish is perfectly festive. The fruits and bubbly champagne are blended with ice to create a slushy mix that’s best served in a pretty martini glass.

Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Poptails
A “poptail” is a fun way to describe a dessert that combines a cocktail with a popsicle, and it’s becoming an increasingly popular summer dessert trend. This one contains pureed strawberries, homemade peach syrup, and refreshing vodka to create its cold, fruity taste.

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Panera Bread: Soup and Salads for the Lunch Rush

July 8, 2014 1:14 pm

Stop by this popular chain eatery for a great selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, muffins, scones, and bagels.Those watching their waistlines can opt for a healthy entrée salad, like the Thai Chopped Chicken Salad tossed with cashews and fire-roasted edamame, or the Classic Salad, which silences hunger pangs with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and reduced fat balsamic vinaigrette.

Signature sandwiches include the gouda cheese-topped Bacon Turkey Bravo on tomato-basil bread and the Chicken Caesar, a mouthful of roast chicken, three-cheese bread, asiago- parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing. Here, soup is presented in a crusty sourdough bread bowl, making it a hearty, one-dish meal. Don't forget to add coffee, iced tea, and lemonade to your order. Open every day.

Panera Bread
601 S Trooper Road
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 631-7733

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