Connie is from Italy. Her pasta sauces are divine, but not heavily spiced or acidic like many in the US. This is subtle, with the tomatoes the shining ingredient. Because the tomatoes are front and center, use a good sauce tomato. She loves hers very sweet, using more than 1/3 c of sugar; I find I can use less and still enjoy it. Honey or agave syrup works equally well. The flavor meld together; hers reminds me of tomato soup it's so smooth.