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.

  • Caramelized Corn and Tomato Tarte Tatin. burst heirloom cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, sweet corn and fresh thyme, all wrapped in flaky pastry and sprinkled with a little everything bagel spice (YES). I really could not love this tarte tatin more. It’s one of my favorites of the month. If you have a lot of corn and way too many tomatoes, MAKE THIS. It's easy, and different, and really GOOD. Recipe on HBH today (link in profile) #eeeeeats #feedfeed #howisummer #summerrecipes #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes
  • Rainy, moody Thursday's and this Blackberry Thyme Margarita. Fresh blackberries, savory thyme, and a good splash of tequila. It’s sweet, refreshing, and is it 5 o'clock yet!? Recipe on HBH (search blackberry margarita). #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #eeeeeats #feedfeed #instayum #howisummer
  • Bursting Blueberry Cardamom Buckle --> buttery, moist, light and airy cardamon infused cake with a generous layer of fresh blueberries and an extra crumbly, cinnamon sugar crumble. It's kind of like summers perfect dessert. Best part? You can eat this warm, right out of the oven, no cooling required. Late night Wednesday baking anyone? YESSS. Recipe linked in profile. #imsomartha #eeeeeats #blueberries #feedfeed #howisummer #summerrecipes #summerberries
  • Weeknight 20 Minute Spicy Udon NOODLES! Salty, sweet, spicy, and veggie filled noodles…my favorite. Made and ready for eating in just about 20 minutes. These are my GO-TO for busy nights. Full recipe over on HBH (find the link in my profile). ps. I left out the chicken for the video, but it's still an option in the recipe. Enjoy! #eeeeeats #feedfeed #howisummer #summerrecipes #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #recipevideo