7 ways to stretch your food dollar
Rising gas prices are making everything else cost more. One way to save on food costs is to cut back on meats and scout for deals. Find the meat department's "reduced for quick sale" section. Buy bacon by the slice at the meat counter; just a little bit adds a lot of flavor to pasta dishes and other one-pot meals. Phil Skinner / AJC; Tips in this package were written by Leslie Cole of The Oregonian.