I got the idea from the tightwad gazette — calculate what it really costs to compare the various forms something comes in (from scratch, off brand, name brand). If I make it at home, I need the cost of the ingredients… so based on the ‘Best Price in Waco‘ prices, here’s the cost per unit of measurement.
–I will add prices as I can.
item/weight per cup*/price per cup
Flour, white/6 oz/$0.24 per cup
sugar/8 oz/$0.31 per cup
brown sugar/ 7 oz/$0.32 per cup
corn starch/5 oz
*taken from tightwad gazette