Cooking should be fun but if you aren’t organized, it can be intimidating and stressful. One easy way to reduce some of that stress is to chop, slice, dice, weigh and measure your ingredients for any recipe before you start cooking. This is known as mise en place. When you aren’t organized, you run the risk of ruining your dish because you aren’t focused; you’re measuring when you should be stirring or you’re focused on stirring and mismeasure an ingredient. Doing the prep work before I start any dish has truly helped to keep cooking fun and enjoyable for me. You can get cute little dishes for your mise en place for just a few dollars, or you can just use what you’ve already got on hand.