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.

  • Vanilla Chai White Russian. The coziest cocktail because it's snowing (and I'm happy about it too) and this warming drink is the perfect Saturday "nightcap". Think classic white Russian (good amount of vodka + Kahlúa + cream), but with the addition of homemade chai syrup. It's an oldie recipe, but still one of my favorites. Linking to the recipe in my profile. #hbhcocktailsaturday #christmasdrinksaturday
  • My 2019 Thanksgiving menu just went live on HBH and it’s a complete make-ahead menu. YES. Make it all ahead of time and actually enjoy Thanksgiving. Sharing ideas for the turkey, gravy, and all the sides featuring colorful pomegranates, brussels sprouts (for my shredded Brussels sprout bacon salad, pictured), potatoes (because you have to make my slow cooker mashed potatoes), and other high quality produce from @wholefoods. What are you guys making? Anything from HBH? Shop for all your Thanksgiving ingredients in-store or visit the link in my profile to shop @wholefoods with Prime on Amazon. #sponsored #wfmcolorstheclassics #makesmewhole
  • Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Pumpkin Pie --> think homemade chocolate chip cookie pie, BUT made with the addition of pumpkin butter, cinnamon sugar, and many chocolate chips. The key to a super gooey pie? A touch of sweetened condensed milk. Trust me. It's odd, but it's GOOD. The crust is crisp, but the pie is soft and gooey. Nothing is better. Sharing the recipe on HBH today - linked in profile. You should make this to test the pies out before Thanksgiving #imsomartha #CLkitchen #f52grams
  • One Pot Spicy Pesto Cheese Baked Rigatoni. It’s COLD and a good baked pasta is needed. This one is my go-to right now. Think saucy, but still heavy on the pasta, a touch spicy, with a good amount of seasonings and herbs. The pesto adds creaminess, and all that cheese on top…it’s the best. Major bonus? This is all made in one pot and it’s EASY. Less dishes, no stress, and beyond good. Just what these cold nights need. Recipe up on HBH today - link in profile.

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