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.

Have a recipe question, an idea for an upcoming post, or an advertising inquiry? I’d LOVE to hear from you! Check out this page to contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


xo, tieghan

Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Chipotle Black Bean, Brown Rice, and Mango Quesadillas. After an entire day of looking at my computer screen these are all I can think about right now. These quesadillas are the easiest, quickest, and most delicious under 30 minute dinner I can think up at this moment. Pretty excited about them. They are the best. Recipe is up on (link in profile). Get at it. #eatingfortheinsta  #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #instayum #recipevideo #tacotuesday
  • Easy Cinnamon Churros with Coffee Chocolate Sauce. If there’s one pastry that’s universally loved, it’s a churro, right? I mean, I don’t know this for sure, but I have a hunch that I’m right. What person could not love a churro? Especially one covered in cinnamon sugar goodness and dipped in chocolate, you know? It’s just too good. Grab the recipe on #eatingfortheinsta #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #instayum
  • These Roasted Mixed Potatoes with Spring Herbs and Burrata are kind of all you need in life today. So very dramatic, but so very true. These potatoes are truly the best and that's really all you need to know --> grab the full recipe link in my profile. #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #buzzfeast #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #instayum #recipevideo
  • Sharing this easy 15 Minute Thin Crust Pizza with Arugula (and lots@of spring herbs) over on today. Starting Monday off with pizza just seemed like the right thing to do. And this pizza is dressed up with plenty of arugula, so it’s basically like eating salad --> salad pizza? Yes, yes, let's go with it. Recipe on the blog (linked in profile and stories) #eatingfortheinsta #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #eeeeeats #buzzfeedfood #feedfeed #instayum #pizza