Meet/ Tieghan Gerard

Tieghan decorating a chocolate cake

The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by the people and places I love most. I come from a family of nine, and a big family means BIG meals. In effort to tame some of our mealtime chaos and get dinner on the table at a respectable hour, I began to help cook. I soon realized how much I enjoyed it, and before I knew it, I had taken over cooking our meals full-time. I captured the process in photos and documented my best recipes, and that’s how Half Baked Harvest was born.

I spent the first 14 years of my life in Cleveland, Ohio until my family moved to the very snowy mountains of Colorado. I now live in a converted horse barn, a special place that I was able to design entirely around my lifestyle. It’s where I shot my first cookbook, and where I spend my days experimenting with new recipes, photographing my creations, feeding my family, and making one giant mess in the process. My hope is to inspire a love for food in others, as well as the courage to try something new!

I started this blog in 2012 and have since been featured on The Cooking Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Crate & Barrel, Shape Magazine, Self Magazine, the Huffington Post, and PopSugar, among others. Half Baked Harvest was named Readers’ Choice Favorite Food Blog by Better Homes and Gardens in both 2014 and 2016. It was also the recipient of Saveur Magazine’s 2016 Award for Most Inspired Weeknight Dinners as well as the 2016 Bloglovin’ Best Food Blog Award. My first book, The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook, published by Clarkson Potter, launched September 12, 2017, which you can order here.

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xo, tieghan

Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • herbed garlic butter naan --> extra soft, doughy, chewy, and generously finished with herby garlicy butter. SO GOOD. you can serve this with pretty much everything...or do as I would and eat hot right off the skillet with a little extra herby butter and nothing else. yesss. and honestly? that's all you need to know. you can’t mess this naan up. it always turns out good. linked to the recipe in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast  #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #naan #garlicbutter
  • Oven Fried Korean Popcorn Chicken. The best. I know, everything is the "best", but honestly this chicken is SO GOOD. 100% inspired by last years trip to South Korea, this is the slightly healthier, much easier, take on Korean style fried chicken. Oven baked chicken, tossed in sweet and spicy Korean style BBQ sauce. Does not get better. Shared the recipe on the blog today (and on stories). Linked in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast  #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #koreanfood
  • Chipotle Cheddar Cauliflower Black Bean Enchiladas --> for when you’re craving Mexican, but just want to stay home, cook, and chill. These are a little spicy, a little cheesy...and?? They’re super easy, requiring maybe an hours time start to finish. Perfect for Sunday night and then every night after. Linked to the recipe in my profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #enchiladas #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies --> just because i'm in a cookie kind of mood this weekend and these are some of the best. ONE bowl, 10 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to bake, 20 minutes until warm, gooey, peanuty, chocolatey oatmeal cookies. You need these. You do. Recipe on the blog right now. Go do some weekend baking. Link in profile. PS. these are based off my mom's oatmeal you know they are going to be good. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #chocolatelovers