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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Season........Part One.........Traditions

Hello Friends!

It's been a nice relaxing Christmas Season for me here.  I am currently on vacation and enjoying my time off with coffee, reading, and tidying up my home.  Since it's been awhile, I have to back track just a bit so I can share with you what I've been up to.

Every year for the holidays, my mom makes Kolachis.  My grama used to make them, and then my mom carried on the tradition after she passed.  Ok, so I should clarify that my grama called them Kalachis, but after researching, most people call them Nut Horns or  Kifles.  For tradition sake, we decided to keep with Kolachi in honor of our grama.  So, a few weeks ago, my sister Connie and I decided that it was time we learned how to make the Kolachis and that my daughter Blayne should learn right along side us.  So we set aside a day to bake.  Here is our day...........

First things first......
We can't do anything without coffee :) 

Connie preparing the nuts.

Me getting the dough ready.

Connie and Blayne rolling out the dough

Blayne placing the filling and cutting.

This apron that Blayne is wearing was my Gramas :) 

Close up of the preparation.

Sprinkling with powdered sugar.

The finished product!

My "niece" Greta giving her approval.

It was really nice that Connie and I finally learned how to make these delicious cookies, and it was wonderful to be able to share the experience with Blayne.  Now she can carry on the tradition!!

We had a wonderful day full of love, laughs and memories of our Grama.



  1. What a sweet thing, to continue the tradition of baking your Grandma's treats! Looks like it was a fun time for all three of you (and the dog, too).

  2. Oh how wonderful that you three had that experience of making kolachi': together!!! Memories all around!!

    Happy new year!!