I'm not sure if anyone actually reads these intro posts or not but here I am. 36yo male just learning to cook. Yeah that is sad but I just never saw the need. So, now I am single and starving! Thought checking in here would give me a better idea of what is going on in the food world. I have tried my hand at my own tomato sauce for pasta and they have all been ok but just not that great. I am hoping with a little reading here I can figure out a good sauce. Mine have been either too fruity tart or too sweet AND tart. I just used Hunt's canned plum tomatoes so maybe that is my error. Olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan half a diced onion teaspoon and a half of minced garlic from a jar dried basil and parsley red pepper flakes, 28oz can of tomatoes I have made it enough times I am sick to death of my lousy spaghetti. I do make a mean bowl of Top Ramen with a little soy sauce and siracha, sometimes with an egg boiled along. Now that is fancy! Need to eat a little more healthy than that though. Really wanting to learn how to make some beer cheddar soup or green chicken enchiladas.