As I reflect on the holiday seasons of my childhood, the memories of baking and decorating cookies with my siblings and cousins always seem to come to mind. There is just something magical about putting on Christmas music, and making every kind of delicious treat you can think of.
So, after pursuing a collection of my favorite baking blogs, I have compiled a list of three recipes I think everyone should try this holiday season … I know I certainly will be!
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars
Cookies:1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 cups all purpose flour 1teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup crushed or chopped after-dinner butter mint
Frosting:1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature ½ teaspoon peppermint extract Pinch of salt 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 to 4 tablespoons milk Food coloring, if desired ½ cup crushed peppermints or candy canes
Hip-Hop artist Common is well respected in the music industry for his conscious, and message filled lyrics that audiences from across the globe can relate to. He has acquired many fans over the years in response to his relatable and thought worthy, lyrics.
Aside from his mindful music and lyrics, Common has also been involved with other facets of the entertainment industry. He has embarked on projects in modeling, acting, and most recently, writing. In September of this year, Common released his memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense. The book outlines Common’s life from his childhood to the present, and the road he has traveled to get where he is today. The book is also largely about Common’s relationship wit his mother, and the impact their close bond has had on his life.
At his lecture this upcoming Tuesday November 15th, Common will be speaking about his memoir, and detailing the major milestones in the book and his life. After the lecture, there will be a brief book signing with the superstar himself. Tickets are on sale now at the AS Ticket Office, and are being sold for $19 for UCSB Student advance tickets and $25 for UCSB student at the door.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend apart from the typical IV scene? Look no further UCSB, rapper Mac Miller is coming to the Hub this upcoming Friday, November 4th!
Mac Miller (also known as Malcolm McCormick) is best known for his hit single “Donald Trump”. Although he has not yet released a full album, Mac Miller has a plethora of awesome songs to please any crowd, and will certainly do just that this weekend! Although Mac Miller is younger than most of us Gauchos (he’s only nineteen), he has quickly gained respect, and many fans, within the rap community. He was signed with Rostrum Records right out of high school, and has not looked back since.
Tickets to the Mac Miller concert disappeared quickly, and are unfortunately, already sold out. So, if you are one of the lucky ones to have snagged a ticket, be prepared to have a good time. If not, I’m sure this is not the last time Mac Miller will make an appearance in the area!
DJ Datsik (Troy Beetles) is heading to Santa Barbara this Thursday, October 20th! Datsik has been quickly ascending the ladder of success on the Dubstep scene since his first release in the Spring of 2009. Datsik hails from British Columbia, Canada, but his hip-hop/future tech fusion style has been embraced by an expanding following here in the United States.
Datsik has created remixes for the likes of Bassnectar, Apex, and the Wu-tang Clan, as well as collaborated with countless producers. Whether you are a diehard Dubstep fan or new to the scene, Datsik is sure to provide you with the music for a good time! The show will be held at the Carrillo Ballroom in downtown SB, and tickets are currently on sale. Although the early bird pre-sale tickets are gone, pre-sale tickets are still available for only $23, and admission on the day of the concert is $25. Get them before they’re gone UCSB, because Datsik is only here for a night, and we want to show him a good time!
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