Rich Red Sauce

This basic red sauce partners well with any pasta. Make a big batch and use it in baked ziti or lasagna one night— and over elbows, bowties or spaghetti another. For a Creole twist, simply add dried bell pepper, dried celery, dried onion flakes, and some cayenne pepper.

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 can (28 ounces) whole tomatoes, chopped
1 can (8 ounces) tomato paste
1  bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon honey or  sugar
Combine all ingredients (include the tomato liquid) in a large saucepan and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring often. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Servings: makes about 4 cups

From: Spice Savvy