Add tomatoes to a medium sauce pan and set heat to medium.
Stir in the minced garlic, crushed red pepper and oregano and.
Stir in basil, onion powder, salt, pepper and sugar.
Drop in the bay leaf, cover the pot and heat at medium-low setting for a minimum of 20 minutes.
The longer this cooks the more flavorful it will be.
Taste the sauce periodically and adjust the seasoning to suit your taste.