I know some of you don't like to touch these items because of all the additives & preservatives, but sometimes I think it helps the budget to purchase them on occasion.
I heard Knorr hollandaise sauce is good. I sometimes buy the spaghetti sauce package & packaged corn bread mix that makes one batch since I do not eat cornbread very often & having a large container of cornmeal sitting around would take forever for me to use.
Also, instant potato flakes can be added to thicken different things, although have not tried it.
Seems to me if we stuck to the name brands, it would not be too bad.
Italian blend seasoning is a big help to me - no need to buy individual bottles of each individual herb.
What do you purchase to save time & money?