This is your basic Italian/American red sauce. Nothing fancy, but perfect every time. This is the sauce to use for all of your dishes - Pasta, Baked Ziti, Parmigiana, ect. It is not acceptable for pizza sauce, as Pizza sauce in Italy is rarely cooked prior to being put on the pizza. This can be the base for a great ragu or traditional Italian/American meat sauce. The sugar is left up to one's personal taste. Some Italians use sugar (don't argue, I have witnessed it first hand). It all depends on the tomatoes... taste them and you be the judge. And you want to finely mince your onion and garlic so they melt into the sauce.