The cost of some foods has been creeping up in stores around the county over the last few years.
First, some manufacturers shrunk packaging to provide less product for the same price. If you look at some prices, you'll find that some costs have increased.
Beef, pork and milk prices have increased along with many other food products.
Watching sales and using coupons and other ways to maximize offers can help shoppers save lots of money on their bills every month.
Here are some local sales and recipes you can make:
Super Saver: Baked Spaghetti Cups
Total cost after sale and coupons $4.84.
Spaghetti Noodles: $1.12
Spaghetti Sauce: $1.17
Eggs, 1 dozen: $1.32 (Get $0.25 back from Checkout 51, a free shopping rebate app)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: $1.48
Cook 8 oz of the noodles as directed. Add in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, 2 eggs, 2 cups of sauce.
Place in lightly greased cupcake/muffin tins in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Hyvee: Tortilla Pizzas
Total cost after sale and coupons $7.76
1 package of Chi Chi's Tortillas: $1.77
1 package of Hormel Sliced Pepperoni: $2.49 (after sale and coupon)
1 package Hormel Natural Selects Lunch Meat: $2.50 (after sale and coupon)
$2 package of shredded cheese
Pizza Sauce: $0.89
Total approximate cost: $4.00.
1 package of vanilla or white chocolate instant pudding.
1 row of sandwich cookies, approx 21 (Oreo or something similar)
1 cup of milk
1 tub of whipped topping
Mix the milk and pudding for 3 minutes. Crush cookies and adding to pudding. Add whipped topping into the mix.