I kind of made my own recipe tonight using a red beans and rice recipe from Emeril Lagasse off of foodnetwork.com and basically changing everything. I took some sausage, a ham bone, 4 cups of chicken broth, celery, green pepper, onions, thyme, bay leaves, garlic, and 3 15 oz cans of beans with their juice, and cooked it all in the crockpot on low for 7 hours. An hour before serving, I put in two cups of rice and turned the crock pot to high and then put in some cayenne pepper and served it. I love the crockpot, especially when I don't have to do any work, and only get one pot dirty. The food was yummy, we gave it an 8, and the calories came to 276 for 1/12 of the total.