Chad Young

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

Theater Review: Studio Tenn’s A Christmas Carol

Studio Tenn presents: A Christmas Carol (Dec. 12 – 22; Ages 6 and older) TPAC’s Polk Theater 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • Show times: Thu – Fri 7 p.m., Sat 2 and 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 – $52 More festive than the biggest turkey hanging in the poultry shop window… Read more »

Beef and Potato Pie

Ingredients 1 prepared 9-inch pie crust 3/4 lb Deli pre-sliced roast beef 1 (8.5-ounce) can mixed vegetables (drained) 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided cooking spray 1 (24-ounce) package refrigerated mashed potatoes 1 (12-ounce) jar beef gravy Steps 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove pie crust from box; microwave, in plastic, on HIGH 20 seconds… Read more »

Wooden Train Set

Train sets and Christmas go hand in hand, and there’s nothing like one with a classic feel for little guys. This Pottery Barn Kids Wooden Train Set is the perfect starter for guys 3 and older. The package has 48 pieces, including 19 tracks, a bridge, four train cars (that attach magnetically), four road signs,… Read more »

Portable Smartphone Charger

There’s nothing worse than being out and about with your smartphone with a battery that’s about to die. Welcome the Eton Boost 8400 ( portable smartphone charger. This handy battery backup at full power can charge most smartphones three times and can charge two USB devices at the same time, including any tablet. The 8400… Read more »


Ingredients: 6 (12- to 14-inch) flour tortillas 1 pound ground beef (hamburger) 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup red chile sauce or enchilada sauce Salt and black pepper to taste Vegetable oil 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 2 cups chopped green onions Chopped tomatoes  (optional) Guacamole (optional) Sliced black olives… Read more »

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Ingredients 1/2 cup Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.) 4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Combine Hellmann’s or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with… Read more »

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients Crust: 1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box Filling: 1/3 cup butter or margarine 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 3/4 cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) 1/2 cup milk 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey 2 cups… Read more »

Easy Taco Pie

Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 package (1 ounce) Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese (3 ounces) Old El… Read more »

Crock Pot Chili

Ingredients: 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 cup chopped onion 2 finely chopped garlic cloves 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies 1 can undrained chili beans 1 can tomato sauce 3 tablespoons chili powder 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions: 1. Cook beef and onion… Read more »

Chicken Pita Pizzas

Makes 4 pita pizzas. Recipe courtesy of Cari Coulter, RD, LD from Ingredients: 4 6-inch low-fat pitas 8 Tbsp fat-free cream cheese 8 Tbsp marinara sauce 1 cup diced tomato 2 cups chopped broccoli 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced and sauteed with non-fat spray 4 oz fat-free mozzarella cheese Directions: 1. Preheat… Read more »