Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce

This is my Grandma Randall…

I love this picture. It is just like she WAS Betty Crocker. I wish that we could talk recipes today. I wish we could talk about our mutual love of daisies and owls. I miss her. I really think we could have had alot of fun in the kitchen together. I mean, she was the grandma who would put Cheez Whiz on a piece of celery, we would lick it out and she would put more on. That is my kind of cooking.

Today I would like to share Grandma Randall’s recipe for spaghetti sauce in honor of National Spaghetti Day tomorrow! I got this great new book called FoodFest 365!: The Officially Fun Food Holiday Cookbook. I think it is going to come in real handy.


When I would come home from school and this was in the crockpot, I knew it would be a great dinner. The smell was mouthwatering. It was the only thing that I ever liked that came out of a crockpot. Yes, times have changed but the deliciousness of this sauce has not. It is of course easier to open up a jar of Prego or Ragu but this is worth it.


And if you want a true “this is how my family does it” experience, top it with a spoonful of cottage cheese. Oh dang. Love it.

So celebrate Spaghetti Day tomorrow! I think I will have mine with some Cheez Whiz covered celery on the side…just for your Grandma.

Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce


  • 2 lbs. hamburger (browned)
  • 1 large can tomato paste - (15 oz.)
  • 2 large cans tomato sauce - (15 oz. each)
  • 15 oz. water (fill one of the tomato cans)
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Sprinkle of garlic salt
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 large bay leaf


  1. Combine ingredients. Simmer for several hours on the stove or in a crockpot for 8 hours.


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