Here is a lovely article featuring Shanna Hugie who contributed a recipe in the Secret Recipes cookbook.
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Shanna has such cute things to say about this recipe. After reading this article you'll surely want the recipe. Here it is:
Quick, Cheap 'n Yummy Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 pound ground beef
1 45-ounce can tomato juice
1 7-ounce can sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 to 2 cups potato flakes
Brown ground beef and drain. In a large saucepan, combine browned ground beef, tomato juice, mushrooms, onion salt, Italian seasoning and grated Parmesan cheese. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. SLOWLY add potato flakes, stirring until desired thickness is achieved. Do not add too many potato flakes, or you will have "tomatoed potatoes." Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles. Makes 12 servings.
Ahhh!! Thank you, Shanna. We love you!
Shanna's recipe is found on page 146 of the Worldwide Ward Cookbook - Secret Recipes.