Merriam Webster defines the word recipe as:
- PRESCRIPTION a written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent;
- a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients
- a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something <a recipe for success
This simplifies what a recipe is, because to me a recipe is so much more. For our purposes, number 2 is the starting point for the definition we’ll consider for the word recipe. It is what happens when you take those ingredients and turn them into an object of love. You start with some butter, eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and add some chocolate chips and yes, you have chocolate chip cookies. But you also have an incredible aroma that fills the air when you open the door to your home, you have the smile on your child’s face when he or she takes that first bite, you have a soldier in the desert receiving a package from home from his girlfriend or mother. Yes, you have baked a cookie, but more importantly you have created a memory, for in years to come whenever that person tastes or smells the baking of a chocolate chip cookie, they will remember the moment in their lives that was touched by that cookie through the memory of "aroma – therapy."
Please share your recipes or requests for recipes with us.