I made the Vitamixer recipe for fresh tomato sauce last night. I really think it would be better with roasted tomatoes but that would add a lot of cooking time. I was surprised it called for brown sugar instead of white. I didn't taste a huge difference it was just different from a typical spaghetti sauce. I like that the only thing that came from a can was 2 tablespoons of tomato paste.
I overheard a woman at Fresh Market telling her kid that they couldn't have spaghetti and meatballs because it was almost noon and it would take too long. I made tomato sauce, baked chicken parm, and spaghetti last night for dinner and it took about 30 minutes. I feel bad for that kid who probably really wanted spaghetti and meatballs.
Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods!