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.

  • Sheet Pan Poblano Chicken Fajitas --> my "back pocket" recipe when I have zero energy (or time) to cook anything. These fajitas are a life saver and honestly? Not only are they easy, but they are GOOD too. All the peppers, the BEST spicy chicken, cheese, rice, and charred tortillas. All you need is 1 pan, pantry staples, and maybe a large side of chips + guacamole + margarita too. :) Link to the recipe in profile. #eeeeeats #fajitas #feedfeed #recipevideo #mexicanfood
  • Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon with Avocado Basil Sauce. Maybe the only grilled salmon recipe you need? Big claim, I know. BUT sweet and tangy honey mustard drizzled over spice rubbed, grilled salmon is beyond good. Add some creamy avocado basil sauce + cherry tomatoes and dinner is done. Best part? It doesn’t even take 30 minutes and it's healthy too. yesss. Shared the recipe on the site - link in profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum #salmon
  • Sunday dinner --> slow roasted red peppers stuffed with greek orzo, feta cheese, and topped with fresh lemony basil tomatoes. An oldie recipe from last spring, but I couldn't love these stuffed peppers more. They are SO GOOD and going to be on repeat the next few months - linked to the recipe in profile. #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eeeeeats #pasta #feedfeed #f52grams
  • Saturday night 30 Minute Butter Chicken Meatballs because it's the perfect kind of cozy dinner for this dreary day. And it's EASY. And DELICIOUS. Especially with my homemade naan to soak up all that Indian butter sauce. Nothing better. Linked to the recipe in my profile. #f52grams #buzzfeast #imsomartha #eatingfortheinsta #eeeeeats #instayum