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.

  • Ricotta Naan with Fried Eggs and Sweet Potato Fries. Because it's Saturday and on Saturday we do brunch. All day long. Recipe is up on (go find it). .
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  • 5 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies. Quickly becoming the most popular cookie recipe on HBH...with good reason. These happen to be flourless, butterless, and contain no processed sugar. Meaning they’re basically health food, but still SO GOOD. Full recipe Below. MAKE THESE.
1 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter
8 ounces pitted medjool dates ( 1 cup packed dates)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
8 ounces melted dark chocolate
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Roll the dough 14-15 balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using a fork, gently press down on each dough ball to flatten and create a cross hatch pattern. .
Transfer to the oven and bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes. It's important not to over bake these cookies, so set a timer!
Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool. To make dipping easier, freeze the cookies for 10-15 minutes. Then drizzle or dip the cookies in chocolate and sprinkle with peanuts. EAT. .
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  • Better Than Takeout 20 Minute Peanut Noodles with Sesame Halloumi. After 24 hours of traveling, these noodles are all I can think about for dinner tonight. Pretty excited about it. They are the best. Recipe is up on (link in profile). Get at it. .
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  • Rose and Ginger Paloma. Because Wednesday needs a pretty pink drink, especially when Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day. Trust me. Grab the recipe on today (link in profile) 💕
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