Season Your Meat
I know this is not the must culinarily-based quick tip, but for men and their families, it could mean the difference between a so-so quick meal and a good one.
Next time you make Hamburger Helper, be sure to season the ground beef while you're browning it. Use about a teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder.
Otherwise you'll be eating this wonderful tasting meal with bland meat.