- by C.C.
Buying fresh-baked goods while grocery shopping not only smells enticing, it probably sounds more wholesome than its prepackaged counterparts. In truth, you could be paying $5 per loaf or more for artisanal bread or other baked goods filled with preservatives, hydrogenated oil and high-fructose corn syrup.
Buy a bread machine instead, and toss in wholesome ingredients for bread that costs about 60 cents per loaf. Or toss some cocoa, sugar, flour and baking powder in your cart instead of a boxed mix, and whip up a batch of brownies at home.