Annie Copps from Yankee magazine is one of the funniest cooks out there and knows all too well how easy it is to get distracted when you’re having a good time at the stove. Don’t want to forget an ingredient? Annie recommends doing what we call in the biz mise-en-place. That’s a French way of saying pre-measure your ingredients before you start the recipe, dummy- but it sounds so much nicer in French. Now, if only I could be so enthusiastic about washing-up!