What does the word recipe mean?

Usage examples for recipe

  1. I might borrow the recipe from my mother, but I would rather you should take my word for the excellence of Polotzk cheese cakes. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  2. You will give me the recipe? – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. The dried green corn so much used for soup in South Germany can, however, be bought in London from the German provision merchants, so at the end of this greedy chapter I will give a recipe for making it. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick