My sauce is even simpler than yours, glitterbug. I just start with this tomato product called "6 in 1" (I buy it at my local grocery store) and add salt, pepper and a blend of dried italian seasonings to taste. The 6 in 1 stuff is just crushed tomatoes in a heavy tomato puree. Apparently, the tomatoes are picked and packed within only a few hours and there are no preservatives/additives. It's a great product.