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.

  • 30 minute better than takeout Szechuan Noodles with Sesame Chili Oil. Best for those nights when all you want to do is watch your favorite show and eat Chinese takeout. Pretty much every Monday night, right? YUP. Good news is you now have this recipe. Not only are these noodles healthier, but they taste so much better than your average takeout noodle. Promise. Recipe up on HBH - link in profile. PS. these noodles have been a HUGE favorite with everyone.  #recipevideo #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #noodles #asianfood
  • Fell back on an oldie, but goodie tonight --> One Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken and Orzo. Sometimes you just need something quick and something everyone will love. This is that meal. It's a family favorite. Happy Easter!! (linked to the recipe in my profile) #eeeeeats #feedfeed #buzzfeast #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes
  • Last minute entertainers? this one is for you --> asparagus and brie pastries with thyme honey. flaky pastry + asparagus + brie = all the good things. finish with a drizzle of sweet thyme honey...and that's all you gotta know. recipe linked in profile. #feedfeed #brie #pastries #easyrecipes #imsomartha #recipevideo #easter
  • Lemon Coconut Naked Cake with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream --> not going lie, I lost count of how many times I made this cake before I got it just right, BUT it was worth all the effort. This is that pretty “garden” cake that actually tastes amazing too. For 1: the cake layers are MOIST, and SOFT, and SO FLUFFY. 2: the lemon honey syrup? It's a game changer. 3: the buttercream? It's just really good (and heavy on the vanilla). Put it all together you you have the best coconut cake. Trust me, it's GOOD - linked to the recipe in my profile. #f52grams #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #coconutcake #easter