Ok you guys have really got me stirred up now!
I've never tasted a commercial pasta sauce I liked and I refuse to buy them anymore, they all contain sugar...ick! I can make my own in about 30 minutes so I see no reason to. DH occasionally fouls up my pantry with a jar of Preggo or Ragu and it resides there until I travel somewhere without him and he uses the stuff.
I finally realized the reason we never eat canned beans is that I really don't care for the taste of those - love beans though - but they take so long on the stove top and then there's that pre-soaking thing that I never think to do beforehand so now that I have a Pressure Cooker I will happily go to bean heaven (though friends and family may not consider it that).
I watched someon make puff pastry from scratch and I don't think there's any way I would do that but I love puff pastry. I'm sure home-made is better than the frozen sheets I get - I'm thinking about trying to purchase it at a local Bakery.
For some things frozen spinach works much better than fresh but for just plain wilted spinach...yum yum yum fresh is best.
Canned pumpkin is just dandy with me - but pie crust - homemade is soooo much better. Not as pretty most times but homier. Besides you have all those yummy scraps to play with!
Canned soups to eat? - only in a major pinch - I've gotta be pretty darned sick to be unable to cook anything! I do cook with them but I know they're loaded with sodium. Some things that "Mama used to do" just aren't the same for DH.
On this I know I'm just plain ignorant. I love Mac and Cheese out of the box! I never experienced home made as a kid so the boxed ones just take me back to childhood! I'd love to be better educated there, though.
And here's a real shame - I love Swanson's Pot Pies. DH is enamored of Pepperidge Farms. I've never managed to make one from scratch that tasted as good. But I'm still trying! Must be double crust! This is a cry for help!