Archive for September, 2014

Fold Over Bag

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags

I have struggled with zippers on my bags. I have just never been able to figure out how to put them on in an easy way. So, every time I make a bag that closes with a zipper, I swear I will never make another.

Here is a bag I made this week that closes but without a zipper. Maybe I can get figure out how to easily make these so I won’t miss zippers.


Here it is, with the sides folded over and buckled in front.


Here is what it looks like when unbuckled. It holds just as much stuff as my regular bags.


Here it is open so you can see the Velcro I used to keep the upper edges apposed when it is buckled up. This is the first time I have used Velcro on a bag.

Chocolate Chip Rice Krispies Treat Cookies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies

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I bought Rice Krispies to make Wasabi Pea Lace Cookies with Lime Butter Cream Filling (one of my favorites!) and had so many left over I went looking for a cookie recipe. A lot of them come from Kellogg’s and were not too inspiring. I really liked this one. Even though I am not a real Rice Krispy Treat fan, I thought these cookies were fun.

Recipe By:

Serving Size:



½ cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1½ cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, * See Notes
1 cup mini marshmallows, ** See Notes


1. Heat oven to 350°F.

2. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer cream together butter and sugars. Scrape down sides of the bowl and mix in egg and vanilla.

3. In another bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

4. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir together until just combined.

5. Fold in the cereal, chocolate chips and marshmallows until fully incorporated.

6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour. *** See Notes

7. Drop 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, about 1 inch apart. The cookies will spread some but not a lot.

8. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until cookies have barely begun to brown.

9. Allow cookies to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from baking sheets.


* I used semi-sweet chocolate chips

**  I used Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits in the plastic bottle. They don’t melt like the mini marshmallows do and stay chewing which is a nice contrast to the crunch of the Rice Krispies.

*** I scoop the dough balls with a cookie scoop and skip this step.

Black Flower on Blue

Written by Tad. Posted in Trauma Strap Bags


The first time someone asked me to make a black and blue bag, I didn’t think I would like it. I think this goes back to the days when my father taught me to not wear a combination of black and blue clothing. Well, I am sure my dad taught me well but I was  wrong about black and blue together in a Tad Bag. This turned out very nice.

Bad Circumcision

Written by Tad. Posted in Kooks

A couple of weeks ago, my postings were about Customer Service complaints. Here is another complaint that came to me while I was Chair of the emergency department. I quote:

The reason why I am filing a law suit is because a reasonable cause reason I got circumzise but it was many years ago, and, when I masterbate no spurm comes out and I believe it’s never to late to file a law suit on this kind of a case the amount of the law suit I am filing is for $6000,000 please

Thank You Vary Much

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