Nchfp Spaghetti Sauce without Meat is the winner!!
The search is over. The perfect basic kid approved sauce has been found. This sauce is perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Best of all, the only thing I had to purchase was the lids for the jars. Every ingredient was garden grown and/or on hand. I used the peppers instead of celery. My final volume was 3 3/4 quart jars, in which we ate the 3/4 for sampling. The recipe said about 9 pints. Close enough for me! I did not use paste tomatoes, as I prefer more flavorful tomatoes. Upon serving, this sauce will have one small can of paste added to it, as well as some Parmesan cheese and that's all the tweaking necessary.
Now. How to make my own tomato paste?? ;-)