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.

  • White Christmas Mojito ☃️ which is perfectly fitting for the blizzard currently happening outside. This is not your average mojito. It's creamy, full of fresh mint, squeeze of lime, white rum + coconut rum and coconut milk. Finish with a splash of something fizzy. SO GOOD. Tip? Make the pitcher version. This goes fast. Recipe on HBH - linked in profile. PS. this is 1 of the top 5 most popular recipes...that I have ever shared. #f52grams #mojito #christmasdrinksaturday #hbhcocktailsaturday
  • Holly Jolly Santa Cookies...or fat Santa's as everyone in my house calls them 🎅the cookies. We love them. They are the easiest to make using a simple sugar cookie base, but made extra special with a sweet whipped vanilla cream cheese frosting. And yes, they are the cutest too. Tis’ the season. Recipe + step-by-step photo on HBH. Link in profile. #f52grams #sugarcookies #santa
  • GIVEAWAY 🎄It's week 2 of holiday giveaways and this weeks is GOOD. Gifting 2 winners each each an @kitchenaidusa Stand Mixer (color of your choice) AND an @breville Barista Express Espresso Machine. Currently two of my favorites in the kitchen. With each HBH giveaway, we'll be donating the amount of the items to a different charity each week. This week we want to highlight @allianceofmoms, which helps to provide support for expectant and parenting youth 🎁🎅 .. .. To enter: follow @halfbakedharvest and tag a friend or friends in the comments! Giveaway ends 12/19. #giveaway
  • Pull-Apart Garlic Butter Bread Wreath. The melt in your mouth bread that your holiday dinner NEEDS. Obviously. It’s fluffy and soft, made buttery with @vermontcreamery cultured butter, a bit garlicky, and SO delicious. It’s best enjoyed warm right out of the oven with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt + maybe an extra pat of butter too. So. Very. Good…and oh so impressive. Bonus? This is simpler than you'd think to make. Recipe up on HBH - linked in profile. #cheesebutterlove #sponsored