I was looking on the threads for meatloaf recipes and found a link to one of Paula Deen's recipes posted so I clicked on it, and saw a recipe for the Beef Macaroni & Cheese (here's the link): http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._32838,00.html
That looked good so I tried that instead of the meatloaf recipe I originally intended. It came out kind of bland, and I wasn't enthused over the pieces of tomato skin from the crushed tomatoes. So, here's my question, can I substitute tomato sauce for the crushed tomatoes? And also, as I said it came out bland tasting. What can I use/do to jazz it up a little? My brother suggested cayenne pepper (and we know (BOY! do we know) to use a little of that from past experience), but what if I added something esle, say corn for instance? Would that help? I followed the recipe to the letter, but it needs something else, other than that it's a keeper in my family.
Thanks for any help/advice you can give me.