Yesterday I read an interesting article on Kiplinger's website entitled 14 Grocery List Staples That Are Getting More Expensive. I have mentioned a few times that I've noticed that grocery prices are gradually going up in our area -- apparently the Marketbasket Survey has confirmed that nationwide. 14 of the 16 items that the survey tracks have increased this year including russet potatoes, sirloin roast, bacon, apples, and other items. I do recommend reading the Kiplinger's article as it's not a total downer. It also offers some helpful tips to help you save money on each item of the items they tracked and help offset the rising costs. Hang in there Rochester shoppers, keep reading my blog, and we'll get through it together!!