Ok guys if you need a marinara sauce this one is hard to beat
Pour olive oil in a large pot to cover the bottom. Saute chopped garlic in the oil.
1 (28oz) can tomatoe puree And 1 can water
1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoe And 1/2 can water
use the following spices sparingly as we will add more later
basil, parsley, oregano
a dash of ground cloves (my Great Grandmother always did!)
a little red hot to liven it up
Simmer for a few hours, stirring once in a while. Add above spices along the way and test by dipping (italian) bread in it. If you add meatballs to your sauce it will eventually thicken, just add some water and time to simmer in.
Try on spagetti, stuffed shells, lasagna, etc. If you think it's good, let me know, and I might be able to find the meatball recipe too!
From my family to yours, enjoy!