Papa's Tomato Sauce
For a thicker sauce, substitute 1 can crushed tomatoes and 1 large can of tomato puree for the 2 cans crushed tomatoes.
If doubling recipe, don't double bay leaves, just use 3.
If sauce is too thick, add water. If tomatoes are sour or acidic, add more basil and a couple of large pinches of baking soda toward the end of cooking.