i love spaghetti w/ meat sauce. i do believe it's my favorite cooked meal. and there are SO.MANY different ways to makes sauces! i'm not the sort that has one recipe known as "sauce", which i make all the time... i've got many variations, depending on my mood am curious how others make their sauces and what everyone's preferences are. i know there are radically different approaches, which was highlighted this weekend when i overheard a party conversation amongst some italian friends -- they were talking about basil & oregano, how much they use, dried vs. fresh... one guy was delighted that he'd dried enuf basil from his garden to last the winter. by comparison, i never use herbs in my sauces, and would just as soon toss in a handful of dust as something dried. in addition, i'm generally not into tomato-y italian red sauces. i usually cook with tomato paste instead of tomatoes. what do you all like?