PThe house is a mess. The beds aren't made. There's a ring around the toilet and the carpet hasn't seen a vacuum cleaner in weeks. Compound that with trying to make a meal or even tasty tidbits for company and the results many times are, "Let's nix the company."Becky Silke felt that way. She wanted to entertain family and friends at her home, but it always seemed like so much trouble."None of us has the time to plan soirees," said Silke, of San Dimas. "To even plan something small can make you feel overwhelmed."Silke, a stay-at-home mom, was looking for something to get her out of the house. When her friend told her about Taste of Home Entertaining, she found a way to bake her cake, serve it to friends and eat some, too.Taste of Home Entertaining Inc. is a direct sales company that offers kitchen gadgets, functional home decor and cookbooks from such notable chefs as Rachael Ray and Mario Batali through in-home parties."The products we offer help make the seamless transition from cooking to entertaining," said Silke, who became a Taste of Home Entertaining consultant in May. "Preparation is easy and the platters and centerpieces are beautiful." Advertisement Silke learned more from her new company than just about its products; she learned how to regain the joy of entertaining.