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.

  • Snowy nights are made for this Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned. Homemade spiced chai simple syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, winter citrus and a touch of vanilla. The coziest ❄️ Grab the recipe link in my profile. #hbhcocktailsaturday #feedfeed #f52grams #buzzfeast #thanksgiving #imsomartha #cocktails #bourbon
  • Salted Chocolate Coconut Bars. One word, addicting. Buttery pie dough, topped with chocolate, sweet coconut (with hints of caramel), and another generous drizzle of chocolate...for good measure. Nothing not to love about these bars. These are the easy alternative to pie. Perfect for dessert, but also great for gifting. Sharing the recipe on HBH today - link in profile. #eeeeeats #feedfeed #fallrecipes #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #thanksgiving #chocolate
  • Slow Cooker Pasta Bolognese --> perfect for these night leading up to Thanksgiving when you need a good dinner, but you need something easy. This is perfect for just about any night of the week, but fancy enough to entertain with too. And really, who does not love a giant bowl of pasta? The best. Tip? a side of crusty bread is always a good idea. Sharing the recipe for this pasta on HBH today - link in profile #f52grams #buzzfeast #pasta #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #slowcooker
  • Herby Mushroom Croissant Stuffing. Sometimes classics need a little upgrade, you know? This stuffing is that upgrade and it is so good. Buttery croissants, fresh herbs, caramelized wild mushroom, kale, and Gruyère cheese. I mean? Good enough to be its own meal, but pretty good on the Thanksgiving table too. Shared the recipe today - link in profile.  #f52grams #buzzfeast #stuffing #imsomartha #CLkitchen #easyrecipes #thanksgiving