Chad Young

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

Girl Power!

Who says archery fun is only for boys? Girls 8 and older can have tons of fun with Zing’s new Air Huntress Z-Curve Bow. The pink and purple sparkly bow is adaptable to left- or right-handed users, and the foam-tipped Zonic whistling arrows are a blast to let soar through the air … or try… Read more »

Pies Almighty!

Weekends are the perfect time to cheat a little and indulge in some sweetness. Try one of these yummy pies! CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 cups sugar 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 (five ounce) can evaporated milk 1/4 cup melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 nine-inch unbaked pie crust DIRECTIONS: Mix… Read more »

Chicken Parmesan with Linguini and Broccoli

Ingredients 4 small  boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) 2 Tbsp.  fat-free milk 1/2 cup  KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping 2 Tbsp.  olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves  garlic, minced 1 can  (15 oz.) tomato sauce 1/2 lb.  fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 tsp.  black pepper 1/4 lb.  linguine, uncooked 1 pkg…. Read more »

The Ultimate Boredom Buster

Your kids will have no more excuses about nothing to do with this awesome book, Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Bloomsbury, 2012; $25). Authors Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen pack 352 pages with all sorts of fun things to do, all geared toward getting kids to unplug and engage with the… Read more »

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 5 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups (16 ounces) cottage cheese 4 cups (16 ounces) part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese Directions Cook spaghetti according to… Read more »

Date Night Dessert

Next time you and your honey schedule a parents’ night out date, consider dining at the luscious 360 Bistro — even if it’s just for the scrumptious mixed berry cobbler topped with a delectable mint gelato! However, you really should experience a full-blown dinner option. 360 Bistro has an eclectic menu featuring everything from gourmet… Read more »

Quik Shade Canopy

Whether your family is beach bound for spring break or you need to shield yourself from the sun during your child’s outdoor sporting event or you need to cast a shady area in your backyard for your outdoor-loving tot, the Quik Shade Go Canopy is a must-have item. This portable, lightweight canopy is easy to… Read more »

Oz the Great and Powerful

Truly great movies don’t surface on the silver screen nearly enough these days. Fortunately, Oz the Great and Powerful is a rare exception. I caught an advance screening of this fanciful film that opens to the public on Friday, March 8, and it is nothing but dazzling! Oz is an eye-candy delight visually speaking. Supreme… Read more »

Theater Review: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan (March 1 – 3; All ages) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • Show times: Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $60 The absolute BEST family musical EVER is flying through TPAC’s Jackson Hall this weekend with… Read more »

Chicken-Pasta Skillet

What You Need 1 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 green pepper, cut into strips 1 small  onion, sliced 1-1/2 cups  water 2 cups  rotini pasta, uncooked 1 jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese Make It  COOK and stir chicken in large skillet sprayed… Read more »