Groceries are EXPENSIVE. While I try to keep tabs on my grocery store purchases during my trip up and down the aisles, I'm still a little shocked at the prices of some items when I read the final tally on the receipt. We all know that we pay a premium for packaged foods, but even though I'd love to make my own freshly baked bread, I'm not likely to fit it into my work schedule week after week. There are several foods that are simple to make and worth the effort since they'll save you at the grocery store. The next time you reach for that container of hummus, consider pulling out the food processor and making it instead!