The secret ingredient in this lasagna is the brown sugar in the sauce. It gives it such a savory taste! I also really like using cottage cheese instead of the traditional ricotta — it's more moist, tastes delicious, and is also cheaper. This lasagna is very saucy and can be soupy the day it's made (especially if you are using a smaller pan with 12 noodles instead of 15). It still tastes great though. By the second day the noodles will suck up the excess sauce but leave enough so that this lasagna never gets dried out (I can't stand dry lasagna). Hope you enjoy it as much as my husband does!