2 large cans tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. basil
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 bay leaf (optional)
1/4 tsp. black pepper (optional)
1 1/2 cups grated fresh romano cheese
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Cook over medium high heat, stirring often, until sauce comes to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low; continue cooking, stirring often.
Cook approximately 2 hours.
Heat may need reduced to low. Be careful that sauce doesn't stick to pan.
Serve over cooked pasta.