Thursday, April 9, 2009

Patricia Mendez Guest Post

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Maple Heights Press (August 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979956404
ISBN-13: 978-0979956409

Book Synopsis:

You don't have to be professional chef or nervous wreck to host great casual at-home entertaining. You will have all of your questions answered, from what to serve to what to do. Even if you have never entertained in your life, you can have a terrific time putting together a superb celebration. Included are 13 delicious complete menus with easy-to-follow recipes, full color photographs, ideas for music, activities and drinks. Checklists ease readers step-by-step through every phase of planning, preparation, and presentation. You will gain confidence and have a terrific time putting together successful celebrations. Occasions include: My First Cocktail Party, Family Fiesta, Dinner with Close Friends, Guys Night Out, My First Thanksgiving and more!

Patricia agreed to write a guest post for me, the first one for Recipease, but hopefully not the last:) Here it is:

This is a new fall recipe for a crowd that is super easy to throw together. It is a great make-ahead autumn holiday side dish to take on-the-go to your relative's home or when you want an easy entertaining recipe for your gathering. Kids love it too!

Creamy Corn Pudding
Serves 6-8

1 – 14.75 oz. can corn, drained
1 – 14.75 oz. can creamed corn
2 extra large eggs, beaten
1 -8 oz. pkg. corn muffin mix
½ cup butter or margarine, melted (1 stick)
½ cup light sour cream
½ cup low-fat ricotta cheese
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Cooking spray

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13” casserole or baking pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together except for cheese. Pour into pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake 10-15 minutes more or until butter knife inserted in casserole comes out clean.

{Patricia Mendez is the author of Easy Entertaining for Beginners. Visit to find out more information and to receive free recipes/tips. Sign up for Patricia's free monthly newsletter, Entertaining 101 and receive a free bonus downloadable e-booklet, Party Etiquette 101, written by Patricia.}

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Cheryl said...

This sounds like it would taste wonderful. Reminds me how much I like the hush puppies served with many dishes when we visit North Carolina.

Want to let your readers know that I've reviewed this book and it's an excellent holiday gift for first time entertainers, but the recipe and party ideas will be helpful to experienced entertainers as well.

All my best,