Every once in a while I get a craving for a bowl of tomato macaroni soup. I usually always get it at a local diner or cafeteria when It's around. Tried making it at home several times, it turns out tasty, but never can get the same result as a restaurant. Not sure what I am missing. Sometimes I have made it with V8 juice, sometimes with canned tomatoes, or tomatoe sauce. I like it spicy, so will add some tabasco sauce as well. Does anyone know a good recipe? Usual ingredients would include celery, onion, carrot, but not able to nail down the base!