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It's Just Dinner, Not Disaster! [Kindle Edition]

Johnathan Lynch , Fabio Viviani , Katherine Lyons
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $2.99

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Book Description

36 Recipes to Satisfy Your Stomach, Get you Through the Week, and Make you the King or Queen of the Kitchen.

Dinner should never be something you have to worry about at the end of the day. With these recipes, you will have a great meal in no time. Grab your apron and sharpen those knives! It’s time to get your hands dirty.

Everything from Soups to sides, from meats to salads, and more! All the ingredients are available at your supermarket and recipes are easy to navigate!

Baked Chicken and Cheese Sandwiches


2 cups shredded chicken
12 slices sourdough bread, ½ inch thick
½ cup each of White Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Parmesan cheese
3 eggs
1 ¾ cup milk
¼ cup onion, minced
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
pinch of black pepper
2 tsp. chopped Parsley


Trim crusts from bread. Place 6 slices in 9x9 pan baking pan. Mix cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses and sprinkle half on bread. Place chicken, other half of cheese, then 6 slices of bread to form a sandwich. Beat eggs with remaining ingredients and pour into pan. Pour over bread and bake at 350º for 30 minutes uncovered, or until slightly golden brown. Take out of the oven and sprinkle Parmesan on top. Place back in the oven until golden brown and crispy, 10-12 minutes.

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad


1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken pieces
¾ cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. black pepper
¾ lb. bowtie pasta
¾ cup Feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup green olives, chopped
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup basil, chopped
1 Tbsp. Lemon zest


In a plastic bag, combine chicken, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Shake to combine and let marinate 30-45 minutes. Heat the grill, or grill plate on your stove top. Cook chicken on each side for 5-7 minutes, depending on size. Cook pasta according to package directions, and drain completely. Chop chicken into bite size pieces. Combine chicken, pasta, remaining ingredients, and toss together.

Product Details

  • File Size: 58 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004OYTE0U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #681,612 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little cook book February 27, 2011
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This is an excellent cookbook written in a straight forward style that is easy to follow and has excellent recipes. It's Just Dinner, Not Disaster has 36 recipes that cover soups, salads, entrees and sides that are both tasty and easy to make. None of the recipes call for unusual or hard to find ingredients and with the low price point is a steal.
The author is a very young chef who has won several awards and after going through this book it is easy to see why. I look forward to his next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, good food, good price! February 28, 2011
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Bravo Chef Jonathan Lynch!!! This book is exactly what I've been looking for! I love good food, but don't really consider myself talented in the kitchen. Chef Jonathan has changed all that! He offers 36 mouth-watering recipes that are easy follow and use ingredients that are readily available. I couldn't ask for anything more. Very well done! And all this for $2.99! What a steal!
Thank you chef for making me look good! I can't wait for the next book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT NOW NO MORE WORRIES! February 27, 2011
Jonathan, I am so proud of you and your ambition. This is a great cookbook for starters and great for saving guys for at home dates. I indeed recommend this book to anyone who need a disaster free dinner meal! Jonathan Lynch the next best thing!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome easy food March 15, 2011
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This cookbook is great for people who aren't so skilled in the kitchen. Its got plenty of easy delicious recipes that anyone can make, and guys it's a great way to impress your girlfriend ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Gold March 13, 2011
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A wonderful cook book for all levels of experience. Easy to understand instructions and delicious, healthy meals to enjoy. Johnathan's personality glows in this book and it gives the impression that he is in the kitchen with you, coaching you along. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to have fun in the kitchen and still impress the taste buds of friends with professional looking dishes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lynch is a boss! March 10, 2011
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Not only has John put together some amazingly tantalizing recipes in this book, but he has also created an entertaining book to read. All of the ingredients are easy to find at the store and cheap. Nothing in this cookbook is hard to cook, but the finished product makes you look like the king of the kitchen, and that is what is so great about it! If you have been intimidated of cooking in the past, this is a great book to welcome you back into the kitchen.

At less than 3 bucks, this is an amazing value. It's totally worth it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous! March 9, 2011
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Johnathan has created a great cookbook with easy to follow instructions and wonderful recipes! He will make you laugh while cooking a great dinner! Not everyone has that ability. He has also given us recipes that compliment each other so that you can create a whole meal, not just one dish. And for $3, it's a steal!

Thank you Johnathan!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book! March 9, 2011
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unlike any other cook books, It's Just Dinner, Not Disaster uses easy to find ingredients that anyone will have in their kitchen! no fancy terms or processes, just great recipes! great job Chef Johnathan!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Emptor
I was looking for Anthony Bourdain's new book when this one popped up, as unasked for authors do in Amazon searches, covered by the "relevance" tag and, I now suspect, including... Read more
Published on June 27, 2012 by Bonnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction
Ladies and Gentleman....Jonathan Lynch.

This is a great little cookbook that takes advantage of a format that allows more of a non-traditional approach to culinary... Read more
Published on March 8, 2011 by Chad D. Brooks
5.0 out of 5 stars Your kitchen, friends, family, and pocket book will thank you!
This is an amazing cookbook. You're friends and family will be amazed when you prepare one of these delectable dishes. Read more
Published on March 8, 2011 by Dacia Persilver
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal!
This book is a great book for anyone to invest in. The cookbook is not like many cookbooks. First of all it is cheaper than many cookbooks I bought in the past and it has a wide... Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by brycesilvio
5.0 out of 5 stars Get yourself a copy NOW.
This is such a good first cookbook and I recommend it to anybody looking for straightforward, simple recipes. Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by Melissa Holman
5.0 out of 5 stars Party Appetizer Success!
After picking out 5 or 6 recipes I wanted to try this month, I tried my first one as an appetizer for a party - No-Fuss Meatballs. Sure enough, there was no fuss. Read more
Published on March 7, 2011 by Stephen Lynch
5.0 out of 5 stars Pasta Police
This cook book is super easy to follow and I love the little funny comments throughout :) Reminds me to laugh once in a while when I'm cooking because it should be a fun... Read more
Published on March 1, 2011 by Christina Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Taste Every Time
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