Definition of recipe
1 : prescription 4a
2 : a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients
3 : a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something a recipe for success
Examples of recipe in a Sentence
The recipe calls for fresh thyme.
I didn't read the recipe carefully.
This is one of my grandmother's recipes.
Recent Examples of recipe from the Web
Then there’s my list of trying to upgrade my kitchen game with new recipes that inspire good health.
According to General Mills, the Oui yogurt recipe is based on the way yogurt was made in French farmhouses more than a century ago.
The original beef recipe was concocted by his wife, Peggy, according to its history on its website.
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Arevalo said many of the recipes in her country also have a Spanish origin, as does this one.
Established in 1977, Great American Cookies was founded on a generations-old family recipe and has offered freshly baked cookies, brownies and cookie cakes since opening its first shop in Atlanta.
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Each recipe is printed on a piece of parchment paper using food-safe ink and features the outline of the quantity of each ingredient called for in the dish.
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RECIPE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recipe for English Language Learners
: a set of instructions for making food
: a way of doing something that will produce a particular result
RECIPE Defined for Kids
Definition of recipe for Students
: a set of instructions for making something (as a food dish) by combining various things
History for recipe
In the Middle Ages, a doctor's instructions for taking a drug would begin with the Latin word recipe, literally, “take!” Recipe is a form used in commands of the verb recipere, meaning “to take” or “to receive.” The verb receive itself comes from Latin recipere, but through French—as does the word receipt, which was once commonly used to mean “recipe.” From its use as a name for a drug prescription, recipe extended its meaning to cover instructions for making other things we consume, such as prepared food.
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