During the recession, many people are trying to save money on groceries. One way to save is to make pantry staples at home, such as yogurt, bread, tomato sauce, etc. But, how much money will you actually save? According to this article in Slate, it depends on what you’re making. The author determines that it’s worth making bagels and yogurt at home, for your wallet and your tastebuds, but not cream cheese.

I like to make my own granola (which is definitely cheaper than store bought, especially without nuts), and homemade yogurt is easy and better than anything you can buy. If you have a garden, you can pickle things, and make jams, jellies, sauces, etc. for a fraction of the cost of store-bought products – and you’ll have a well-stocked pantry all year round.

How are you saving money on food?