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.

  • Cinnamon Spiced Dutch Baby with Cranberry Butter. The best use of all that leftover cranberry sauce and my favorite @bobsredmill flour —> Cranberry Butter smother over a giant Cinnamon Spiced Dutch Baby with a little maple and a little whipped cream too. Recipe over on #sponsored #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thanksgiving #Christmas #breakfast #brunch
  • Dinner tonight —> Spicy Poblano, Black Bean, and Quinoa Enchiladas. Easy, healthy, and pretty awesome day before Thanksgiving dinner. Make um. Grab the recipe over on 👊 #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thanksgiving #chirstmas
  • Guys, meet the perfect last-minute holiday snack, Sweet ‘n’ Savory Roasted Nuts and Pretzels. This snack mix is ADDICTING --> but it’s cool, because it’s Thanksgiving week and I have decided that anything goes 😉 recipe is up on #foodandwine #f52grams #buzzfeast #thanksgiving #chirstmas
  • FIVE Ingredient Cranberry Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pastry Swirls <--the tittle literally say's it. But also? You need to make these for Thanksgiving (or Christmas). They are the easiest, cheesiest, and most delicious appetizer. Ever. Make them. Full recipe below. .
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
2-4 tablespoons butter, melted
8 ounces soft brie cheese, cubed
1 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
Brush the pastry with about a little butter and then sprinkle with a dusting of cinnamon sugar. You can go as heavy or at light as you would like. Arrange the brie over the pastry and sprinkle the cranberries over the brie.
Roll the pastry up as tightly as possible. Brush the roll with butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to coat. Cut into 1/2 inch rounds. .
Place the swirls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until the pastry golden. Serve warm!
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