Welcome to to DC Mike. There are alot of crock pot recipes here on DC, just do a search. I season a roast that will fit in crock pot. Any seasoning you like to use. Put in crock pot add a sm amount of water and cover and turn on high, will get done quicker or low for for longer cooking time. I usually cook on high. Also can add potatos, onions, carrots. I slice onions and set on top of roast and add salt and pepper. You might want to try and google crock pot recipes.