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.

  • Cheese and Prosciutto Croissants. Addictingly GOOD (do you see all those flaky, buttery layers?!?) and so easy. Sometimes it's the smiliest of things that are the best...especially when they involve, croissants, cheese, and crispy prosciutto. Grab the recipe on HBH- link in profile #feedfeed #pastries #easyrecipes #imsomartha #f52grams #buzzfeast  #easyrecipes
  • Skillet Roasted French Onion Chicken and Potatoes --> the roasted chicken version of French onion soup (with roasted baby potatoes), and it’s melt in your mouth good. Perfect cozy dinner this snow storm we are currently having. Shared the recipe on HBH a few days ago - link in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha  #easyrecipes #cozyrecipes
  • Cheesy White Pesto Spinach Lasagna. Extra cheesy, filled with a creamy @emmicheeseusa Raclette cheese Béchamel sauce and layered with caramelized mushrooms, spinach, ricotta, and basil pesto. Every last bite is beyond good. This is my go-to for holiday dinners. Grab the recipe on the blog - link in profile.  #sponsored #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #lasagna
  • GIVEAWAY 🎄🎄 Everyone has been asking, so giving away 6 SIGNED copies of the Half Baked Harvest Cookbook (sent before Christmas)!! All my favorite recipes are in this book! To enter: follow Half Baked Harvest and tag a friend in the comments who would love an HBH cookbook! PS. head to the blog for all my cookie box tips. #giveaway