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.

  • Monday and Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Honey Butter 🎃 🎃 sometimes you just need something sweet and since it's October pumpkin muffins are the obvious choice. These are the BEST. Pumpkiny, stuffed with cream cheese, topped with crumbly streusel, and served warm with cinnamon honey butter. True fall favorite. Watch the vid then grab the recipe link in my profile. #eeeeeats #feedfeed #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #recipevideo #autumnrecipes #pumpkin
  • Sharing all the details of my Friendsgiving with with @anthropologie today on HBH. Couldn't love this tablescape and menu more. Bring on the holidays. I am ready - link to the post in profile. #AnthroHome #falldecor #countryliving #fallseason #friendsgiving  #imsomartha #thanksgiving
  • The Black Widow Smash. Because I love a good “spooky” Halloween cocktail, it's Saturday, and this a good one. Fresh blackberries muddled with rosemary, lemon, a couple dashes of orange bitters, tequila, and topped off with sparkling water, for a little bit of fizz 👻#spookycocktailsaturday #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #Halloween #imsomartha
  • Milk Chocolate Stuffed Jack-O’-Lantern Cookies. Sweet milk chocolate, sandwiched between spiced cookies, and finished with a light dusting of cinnamon sugar. There’s nothing not to love about these cookies. Spooky for Halloween and festive for Thanksgiving, but most importantly, SO GOOD. Sharing the recipe on HBH - link in profile. #eeeeeats #feedfeed #fallrecipes #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #halloween #cookies