German Potato Salad & Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

May 26th, 2015 Kimberly Feature 38 Comments

26th May


Today on Recipe and a Book Recommendation I am sharing my grandmother’s recipe for Potato Salad. It is the perfect side dish for a summer picnic. I am also sharing the third book in Jennifer Probst’s Searching for Series, Searching for Beautiful. Each of these adult contemporaries can be read as standalone. With ratings over 4.0 on Goodreads and Amazon, this series is perfect to take along on vacation.


German Potato Salad

Ingredients for PSIngredients
5 lbs of Potatoes (I use a firm Idaho potato)
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup onions finely chopped
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
1 heaping teaspoon of Colman’s Dry Powdered Mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Hellman’s Mayonnaise

German Potato SaladDirections.
Boil 5 lbs of potatoes till soft. Allow to cool, peel and dice into cubes. In a large bowl lightly mix celery, potatoes, onions, and eggs. In a small bowl combine 1 cup of mayo with 1 heaping teaspoon of Colman’s mustard. Fold mayo/mustard mix into potato bowl. Continue to add mayo till salad is the consistency your family enjoys. Add celery seed, salt, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. I find that the recipe is best prepared the day before and allowed to sit in the fridge overnight.

Book Recommendation

German Potato Salad & Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst
Searching for Beautiful
by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin...and flings her right into her best friend’s arms. When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves. Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?

I am in the middle of reading this and love the characters. Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and perfect for summer romance read.

Other Books in Searching for Series

About Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.”

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38 Responses to “German Potato Salad & Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst”

  1. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    We really don’t have the type of celery you do. Ours is a root type and it doesn’t work for this sort of thing. But I promise to find a decent substitute and try the recipe. And the book; I trust your opinion about the characters.

  2. Nick

    I’ve been hearing great things about this series! Two of my good friends love the books.
    And friends to lovers! Aww! 🙂
    I think I might be the few people in the world who doesn’t love potatoes, except when they are in the form of fries!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes Ailyn. It is brand my grandmother swore by..but I am sure any brand will be just fine.

      • ailyn

        i am sorry to say that that is not true either, Japanese Kewpie Brand tastes a lot different than Western Mayo, because of their malt vinegar and other additions. But I will definitely try your recipe, very tasty sounding.

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        • kimbacaffeinate

          I completely agree. It should be a plain mayo with no added flavors or ingredients.

  3. Tracy Terry

    Ooh I love potato salad but without the celery which I’m allergic to. Perfect for a summer garden party, Mr T always makes it.

    Apologies if you get multiple copies of my comment, I seem to be having some issues.

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  4. Sharlene Wegner

    Loved the first 2 book in the series & can’t wait to read this one! Friends to lovers is my favorite trope, too!

  5. Keionda

    That potato salad! Oh it looks awesome and just like my grandma’s. We just made a potato salad, one white and one yellow. The white one was better without the mustard. And that book! I’m about go go and add it to my cart at Goodreads. 🙂 lovely post girl!:)

  6. Lorna

    That cover reminds me of the end of Sixteen Candles-one of my favorite movies 🙂 And I think the book sounds really good as well. My mom made my favorite potato salad-she and your grandmother were probably around the same age. My mom swore by Miracle Whip though. But your grandmothers sounds good!

    Lorna recently posted: Review: Revive by Tracey Martin
  7. Adriana

    I love a good friendship to love story too. It’s kind of the dream to marry your best friend and it’s always better to start out as friends and then find love.
    You know I’ve never had potato salad which is crazy because it’s a pretty common item when I go to family gatherings. Not that your potato salad is common. I’m sure it tastes amazing. It looks so appetising!