One of the easiest ways to save money, if you make alot from scratch is to substitute milk with apple juice, or powdered milk. Since we have WIC, we have an over-abundance of juice. I use it in place of milk, in pancakes, coffee cake, banana bread, zucchini bread, muffins, etc. Basically any quick breads. I haven't tried it in yeast breads yet, but I plan to.