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Its nice to have fans

By Ashleigh Noyes
Tribune Columnist

WOW, what a busy graduation weekend we had. However, it was very exciting for many reasons. Not only do we get to visit with friends and wish best of luck to all the young men and women soon to be off to college or wherever their lives may take them, but we get to meet new people and catch up with others we don’t see too often.
Now, not to toot my own horn, but this weekend I was blessed enough to meet my biggest fan. I know, I know, there are probably several of you out there reading this saying to yourself, “How do you know who your biggest fan is when you just write a silly cooking column?” Well, I will tell you how: This smiling, bubbly, kind-hearted woman has not only sent me cards and good wishes over the past couple of years, she also compared finally getting to meet me in person to the excitement a younger girl might feel  meeting Paris Hilton!
Now, in my extremely pregnant state, you can imagine my enthusiasm to be compared to Paris Hilton! As I sat and chatted with this lovely woman I realized how much I must write about myself because she knew more about me than I knew about myself­­—from my likes and dislikes, to the fact that I don’t like beans in my chili! What an exciting moment that was for me. So here is my little shout out to Patricia Hatcher! Thank you for making me feel like a superstar for a day!
On to my quick little recipe for the week. While at yet another reception I ran into the ever so dear Mrs. Alyson Carlson. We were discussing my Facebook post about what I would bring to church for fellowship and she gave me a quick little snack that she feeds to her kids and always has on hand. I thought with Memorial Day approaching, and camping season upon us, this is so perfect for me! Thanks so much for sharing with me. I hope I remembered it right!

PB Medley

12 Ritz crackers
6-8 tablespoons peanut butter
1 apple sliced into thin slices, (mine worked out to about 12)
Honey for drizzling
Set out your crackers. Spread desired amount of peanut butter on each cracker. Top with one of the thin apple slices. Then for a sweet treat, top the snack with a drizzle of honey. Happy snacking!