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
Series: Searching For #3
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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

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

  1. Cyn

    Yum, potato salad!
    Searching for Beautiful was such a cute, fluffy summer read! I’m so excited for the next book!

  2. Melanie Simmons

    Being from the South, you would think I would be a huge fan of potato salad. I’m just starting to get a taste for it. I’ll have to try your receipt.

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m always happy to try a new potato salad recipe. 🙂 And I’ve been meaning to pick up this series by Probst as well. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lindy

    Kim, your German potato salad looks amazing! I enjoy trying new recipes, so thanks for sharing 🙂 I just finished Searching for Beautiful and adored Gen and Wolfe’s story! I’m looking forward to your review on it!

  5. sharonda

    I do love a friends to lover story, it’s right up there with fake marriages, lols. Love the recipe too Kim 😀

  6. Blessie (Mischievous Reads)

    I live for potato salads. If it was possible to eat every potato salad possible, I so would. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! Gotta give it a try! And I just finished reading Searching For Beautiful and I loved it!

  7. Christy

    You should’ve matched The Martian up with the potato salad! LOL! Mmm … I love anything potatoes though.

  8. Candace

    I just made potato salad tonight! I was lazy and didn’t add eggs or celery though. This recipe sounds good!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. Paij Slater

    Potato salad is not my favorite, but it is my husbands. I am going to try this! He will be so happy. I have only made it one other time. The books sounds good as well 🙂

  12. Katherine

    Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and potato salad is one of my favorite side dishes so this post if perfection!

  13. Ramona

    I ABSOLUTELY have to try this salad – we’re really big potato salad eaters in my house. It sounds delicious, Kimba, thanks you!

  14. Lanie

    I’ll have to give this recipe to my mom, she’ll love it:D! Sounds like an interesting romance to boot.

  15. 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!:)

  16. Heidi

    You can’t go wrong with homemade potato salad. I always make my Grandma’s recipe as well. I haven’t read anything by Probst, but I am curious about this one. Looking forward to your review.

  17. 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!

  18. Debbie Haupt

    Kim, thanks I LOVE trying other people’s tried and true and handed down potato salad recipes and yours sounds really good. Thanks for both!!!

  19. Sophia Rose

    Love potato salad and it is a favorite summer side dish.

    Oh wow! That sounds like a fun runaway bride friends to lovers story.

  20. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Potato salad is one of my favorite summer dishes…and this one sounds a lot like my mother’s. Thanks! The book is tempting, too.

  21. 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.

  22. Tracy Terry

    Ooh I love potato salad but minus the celery which I’m allergic to. Something Mr T always makes, its perfect for taking to summer garden parties.

    • 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.

        • kimbacaffeinate

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

  23. 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!

  24. kindlemom1

    I love potato salad! One of my favorite parts of having a BBQ is the salad. 😉

    Thanks for sharing this!

  25. 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.