About Garrett McCord

Garrett McCord is a freelance food writer, writing teacher, and recipe developer. He’s written for Gourmet Live, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, Cheese Connoisseur, and many other online and print publications. You can find him at his popular food blog, Vanilla Garlic. His first cookbook, Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, will be published in October 2013. He lives in Sacramento, CA, with his husband, Brian, their two needy cats, and a Corgi named Jack.

Squares of care-package brownies on parchment paper

Care Package Brownies

Designed to maintain their just-out-of-the-oven loveliness for days, these are ideal for sharing something sweet with the ones you care, whether via the USPS or porch delivery. Or save ’em all for yourself.

Mussels in Beer

Suddenly Unemployed

Garrett McCord finds himself suddenly unemployed—and seeking solace in a pot of steamed mussels. Things could be worse.

Feeding an Army

Feeding an Army

It requires culinary gymnastics and a degree in chemistry to create a military care package of brownies, as writer and baker Garrett McCord found out.