A recipe is directions for making a dish or dessert, like your mother's award-winning recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

The word recipe is most often used when talking about cooking. It includes two things: a list of ingredients that you'll need and the steps to take in order to make it. You can find recipes in cookbooks, on Web sites, in newspapers and magazines — or handed down in your family. Other than cooking, a recipe can also be a formula: the recipe for success is hard work, good timing and a little luck.

Definitions of recipe
  1. noun
    directions for making something
    synonyms: formula
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    type of:
    direction, instruction
    a message describing how something is to be done
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