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.

  • It's July, it's unbelievably hot, and it's Friday. Soooo, my Nonnie's chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake for the win --> 6 ingredients, heavy on the peanut butter, heavy on the chocolate, super creamy, a touch salty, and topped with homemade “magic shell”. And if you do it up like my grandma would that means salty peanuts on top too. She was smart and she taught me well. Grab the recipe on HBH...and make it because it's always, always everyone's favorite. Trust me. #howisummer #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #chocolate  #icecream
  • Simplest Zucchini Parmesan Pasta. Because the zucchini is crowding up all the markets AND more importantly because the weekend deserves ALL the pasta. Enter this easy one pan summer pasta. It's creamy, buttery pasta, but without using any cream...but with plenty of parmesan, basil, and yeah butter too. Balance. Recipe linked in profile. #pasta #howisummer #imsomartha #feedfeed #recipevideo
  • Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chili Garlic Oil --> weeknight style (under 30 minutes) and best for those nights when you’re craving extra saucy, slightly spicy noodles. Sooo me. Always. Couldn't love these noodles more. Sweet and spicy peanut sauce (but made with Korean chili paste), chili garlic oil (with shallots which basically just get crispy and delicious), all the noodles, and all the vegetables. The BEST. Recipe on HBH this week - linked in profile. AND i'm making these over on stories tonight too. #howisummer #buzzfeast #imsomartha #f52grams
  • Jammy Strawberry Galette. Using up every last summer berry with this one. It's the easiest to make, but yet so so delicious. Flaky crust, fresh summer berries (use a combo of your favorites), sweet jam (YES you NEED the jam and the berries, it's a game changer) --> that can't be summer combo that never get's old. Recipe linked in profile.  #strawberries #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum