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Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to get dinner on the table every night, she started doing the cooking--at age 14. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harve Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to get dinner on the table every night, she started doing the cooking--at age 14. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harvest. Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains. While it might be a trek to get to Tieghan's barn-turned-test kitchen, her creativity shines here: dress up that cheese board with a real honey comb; decorate a standard salad with spicy, crispy sweet potato fries; serve stir fry over forbidden black rice; give French Onion Soup an Irish kick with Guinness and soda bread; bake a secret ingredient into your apple pie (hint: it's molasses). And a striking photograph accompanies every recipe, making Half Baked Harvest Cookbook a feast your eyes, too. Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe.


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Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to get dinner on the table every night, she started doing the cooking--at age 14. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harve Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children. When her dad took too long to get dinner on the table every night, she started doing the cooking--at age 14. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harvest. Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains. While it might be a trek to get to Tieghan's barn-turned-test kitchen, her creativity shines here: dress up that cheese board with a real honey comb; decorate a standard salad with spicy, crispy sweet potato fries; serve stir fry over forbidden black rice; give French Onion Soup an Irish kick with Guinness and soda bread; bake a secret ingredient into your apple pie (hint: it's molasses). And a striking photograph accompanies every recipe, making Half Baked Harvest Cookbook a feast your eyes, too. Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe.

30 review for Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

  1. 5 out of 5

    Scottsdale Public Library

    I first discovered Tieghan Gerard’s blog on Pinterest. I was captivated by her photography (her test kitchen is a gorgeous renovated horse barn complete with loft apartment and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains) and her delicious recipes. I’ve tried many recipes from the blog and some, like chicken souvlaki, are on the menu a few times a month. Naturally I was thrilled to devour her new cookbook, Half Baked Harvest, and it did not disappoint! Every recipe has a lush full color photograph acc I first discovered Tieghan Gerard’s blog on Pinterest. I was captivated by her photography (her test kitchen is a gorgeous renovated horse barn complete with loft apartment and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains) and her delicious recipes. I’ve tried many recipes from the blog and some, like chicken souvlaki, are on the menu a few times a month. Naturally I was thrilled to devour her new cookbook, Half Baked Harvest, and it did not disappoint! Every recipe has a lush full color photograph accompanying it, some featuring her adorable little sister and taste tester Asher. I’ve made several recipes from the book, varying from simple to complicated and all have been well received by friends and family. The salami and provolone phyllo rolls with honey and pistachios are highly recommended! ~Kassie G.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rhiannon

    OBSESSED! I've always loved Tieghan's blog, so I pre-ordered her cookbook the minute I found out she was publishing one. The photos are absolutely delicious, and her personal anecdotes are the perfect touch. Overall, it's a fun grouping of unique recipes but with a warm, familial feel. It was exactly what I had hoped for and I cannot wait to try out some of the recipes!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    I'm surprised by how many people are giving this a 5-star rating based solely on the photos and without having actually tried any of the recipes. The purpose of a cookbook is to make the recipes, so this rating system makes no sense to me. I tried 6 of the 8 ways to make fancy toast, the overnight oatmeal, the broccoli fettuccine alfredo, and the blueberry muffins. All of them were letdowns. They were either straight-up disgusting (I'm looking at you, toast) or bland bland bland. This is exactly I'm surprised by how many people are giving this a 5-star rating based solely on the photos and without having actually tried any of the recipes. The purpose of a cookbook is to make the recipes, so this rating system makes no sense to me. I tried 6 of the 8 ways to make fancy toast, the overnight oatmeal, the broccoli fettuccine alfredo, and the blueberry muffins. All of them were letdowns. They were either straight-up disgusting (I'm looking at you, toast) or bland bland bland. This is exactly why I don't buy cookbooks unless I've tried the recipes before and seen the reviews. Sending this one back to the library. It does get some points, however, for how easy it is to follow and how relatively simple the recipes are. For someone like me, who is no master chef, that's a quality I greatly appreciate. And, as others have mentioned, the photos are beautiful, as is the layout.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Teawench

    This cookbook is not for me but that's personal preference. There was only one recipe, out of the whole book, that interested me.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Very tasty recipes. A lot of the suggested ingredients are unusual and a little hard to find. Also there are a lot of ingredients listed for every dish. This makes the recipes rather expensive but the ones I tried were pretty good. Recommended.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    This is probably the most gorgeous cookbook I’ve ever seen, and the recipes are both delicious and unique. I adore this book!!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    More like a 3.5, bit it's a really pretty book so I'll round up!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alicia

    I love the HBH blog, and have a few favorite recipes from this book (the roasted broccoli hummus fettuccini seems like it’d be weird, but is fantastic). Tieghan’s recipes are interesting and flavorful, and her photography is gorgeous. This is actually a 3.5 ⭐️ book. A few frustrations with these recipes: LOTS of ingredients (and expensive ones at that), number of servings seem to be off (her recipes make much more than the listed 4-6 servings), and the sheer amount of time even the simpler recip I love the HBH blog, and have a few favorite recipes from this book (the roasted broccoli hummus fettuccini seems like it’d be weird, but is fantastic). Tieghan’s recipes are interesting and flavorful, and her photography is gorgeous. This is actually a 3.5 ⭐️ book. A few frustrations with these recipes: LOTS of ingredients (and expensive ones at that), number of servings seem to be off (her recipes make much more than the listed 4-6 servings), and the sheer amount of time even the simpler recipes take to make. This is great for weekend cooking, but not for day to day.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    I’ve become a recent fan of Half Baked Harvest after finding her and her mouthwatering pictures on Instagram. I have tried a couple of recipes from her blog and they were both hits. I bookmarked a ton of recipes from this book that I can’t wait to try. They look interesting and delicious while also being accessible.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lia Festenstein

    Beautiful photography. Found that some recipes didn't work as written and needed to be adjusted. Was surprised that some recipes involved store bought items like Paul Newman's Marinara sauce. That said, it was a beautiful book written by a non-chef that encourages other folks to get into the kitchen and have fun, eat at home, and experiment in the kitchen. I can get behind all of that!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kendall

    I love her blog and love the cookbook as well. I’ve made 4 recipes from it so far and all of them have been hits. Some of the ingredients she uses frequently are expensive or hard to find but they are also ones that are easy to replace or omit.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    A cookbook I'd actually be excited to own. It's pretty. (And the food looks yum and some recipes I tried were really yum.) Read last year (2017) sometime.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Suzie

    The absolute most beautifully photographed cookbook I’ve ever read. Just gorgeous and the recipes are simple, clean, mostly healthy and delicious!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Caroline Eckardt

    Accessible recipes that read absolutely delicious, but a number of them are more effort than I'm willing to make.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Fagan

    LOVE LOVE LOVE...this is one of my new all time favorites. We used this for cookbook book club and everything was delicious.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Grider

    Everything in this book looks and sounds amazing. I've only had the opportunity to make a couple of the recipes, but everything was easy to follow and make my own tweaks. I love that she discusses how to use seasonal items, and frequently suggests substitutions including how to make something vegetarian or vegan. I recommend you check out the author's blog if you want to get a "taste" of the types of recipes in this book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sjancourtz

    I'm sure the author is a nice person, but this cookbook isn't worth the money. I admit the photography is lovely and makes things look better than they are. BUT--the tasty recipes (like Garlic/Herb Mascarpone Roasted Chicken) are not original, and the original recipes (like canned tuna with guacamole in lettuce cups) are weird and not as good as the classics. And seriously, a recipe for cinnamon toast that goes "toast the bread, spread with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar"??? Puh-le I'm sure the author is a nice person, but this cookbook isn't worth the money. I admit the photography is lovely and makes things look better than they are. BUT--the tasty recipes (like Garlic/Herb Mascarpone Roasted Chicken) are not original, and the original recipes (like canned tuna with guacamole in lettuce cups) are weird and not as good as the classics. And seriously, a recipe for cinnamon toast that goes "toast the bread, spread with butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar"??? Puh-leeze. A couple of her grandma's recipes (like beer bread with honey) look like they might be OK, but the rest--meh. At $30, the book just isn't worth the price. Take it out from your local library, cook just a couple of recipes, and if they come out well, then buy it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    Found this blogger through Saveur food blog awards a few years back. Our family has loved many of her recipes. I was excited to get this cookbook and we have made many of the recipes. My husband likes to make the beer can chicken. Some of my favorites are the Korean bibimbap and the Thai butternut squash and peanut soup. I made the addictive salted caramel stuffed chocolate cookies and they were a hit at home and work.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cara Orban

    I made a few recipes and realized that this book feels like Glamour Shots for Moosewood type recipes. And I don’t mean to disparage the author - her writing is lively and charming, and the photographs are obviously enticing- but the ingredients and dishes themselves will seem familiar to a certain audience.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Onceinabluemoon

    I am rating this a five for the years of enjoyment from her blog recipes and photos, congratulations to her for her new cookbook, it looks delicious and I can't wait to get in the kitchen and make some of my own magic.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phaedra

    Half Baked Harvest is such a fun blog and the book is very representative of Tieghan Gerard's style. So many fun recipes. The photos & styling are beautifully done. I marked a ton of pages Half Baked Harvest is such a fun blog and the book is very representative of Tieghan Gerard's style. So many fun recipes. The photos & styling are beautifully done. I marked a ton of pages

  22. 4 out of 5

    Janet Martin

    Yes!!! Ordinary things I can buy in my local supermarket with new creative ways of combining flavors. Wonderful recipes well written and easy to follow

  23. 5 out of 5

    Casey

    Gorgeous cookbook and recipes that seemed like I could do them! This was a library book but I’m going to need to buy it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I will come back and update this review after I try some of the recipes. After reading through the cookbook, I would probably give it 4 stars, maybe 3 3/4. The photography is gorgeous; it’s probably the best part of the book. Many recipes provide some really great ideas and seem like they’ll be really yummy. I enjoyed her blurbs before each recipe. I’m excited to try a lot of these recipes! However, there are also a good amount of recipes that are either way too simple or way too much. By way to I will come back and update this review after I try some of the recipes. After reading through the cookbook, I would probably give it 4 stars, maybe 3 3/4. The photography is gorgeous; it’s probably the best part of the book. Many recipes provide some really great ideas and seem like they’ll be really yummy. I enjoyed her blurbs before each recipe. I’m excited to try a lot of these recipes! However, there are also a good amount of recipes that are either way too simple or way too much. By way too simple, I mean that she literally included a recipe for cinnamon sugar toast??? Like what? And then there was a recipe for special K bars...to me, that’s like including a recipe for puppy chow/muddy buddies. And by way too much, I mean...there are just some recipes in here that seem like a giant dump of ingredients, and often ingredients that don’t necessarily seem like they go together. Kind of quantity over quality? One recipe is just like 4 different kinds of seafood in a bowl with some toast on the side...... There are many recipes that just seem like big dumps of a million different vegetables. These kinds of recipes seem like they look really good in a picture but wouldn’t be as good in execution, and I worry that that’s why they were included (considering the author’s clear interest in food photography). Another complaint is that many recipes call for very expensive or difficult-to-find ingredients—I know some people might like this, but I like my cookbooks to be a bit more approachable. Anyways, I definitely enjoyed the cookbook and would recommend it! We will see if I keep up with that opinion after I’ve made some of the recipes.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Aditi

    Tieghan is a great photographer and really knows how to make every single recipe look delicious. Even the recipes that have strange ingredients or combinations sound great the way she describes them. But when it comes to taste, her recipes are very white. I don't mean any offense, but I'm used to a decent amount of flavor and seasoning in every meal. And this is not it. Most of her recipes are very bland, heavy on dairy and bacon, unhealthy, and use ingredients that are expensive or difficult to Tieghan is a great photographer and really knows how to make every single recipe look delicious. Even the recipes that have strange ingredients or combinations sound great the way she describes them. But when it comes to taste, her recipes are very white. I don't mean any offense, but I'm used to a decent amount of flavor and seasoning in every meal. And this is not it. Most of her recipes are very bland, heavy on dairy and bacon, unhealthy, and use ingredients that are expensive or difficult to find. If I want to cook her recipes on a regular, I need a special grocery trip just for the fancy ingredients. I appreciate the unique, out-of-the-box twists that she adds to traditional recipes, but that just takes away the taste and flavor. I also don't like how some "Middle Eastern inspired" dishes are just grouped under "Indian" - if she wants to cook our food, the least she can do is write a line or two about the original, traditional recipe/technique for the sake of credit and cultural appreciation. But maybe it was my own fault for having any expectations from someone like her. Overall, these recipes are suited for those who like bland, unseasoned food and want to try whitewashed "eastern" dishes. But this book is still a waste of money. Most of these recipes can be found free of cost on her website and/or Instagram page. I did not give it any stars because it's a 0/5 for me. It's the exact same case with her next book "Super Simple."

  26. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin Hawksley

    I've always devoured new posts on the Half Baked Harvest blog. The photography is stunning; the recipes are innovative but approachable and comforting; and Tieghan Gerard seems to have an eye for colorful food, something I'm drawn to. But I've long felt, and this cookbook really cements it for me, that her blog title accurately sums up her recipes: They have so much potential, but so many of them seem "half-baked." I'm in awe that she chose and then stuck to this brand. Half Baked Harvest, withou I've always devoured new posts on the Half Baked Harvest blog. The photography is stunning; the recipes are innovative but approachable and comforting; and Tieghan Gerard seems to have an eye for colorful food, something I'm drawn to. But I've long felt, and this cookbook really cements it for me, that her blog title accurately sums up her recipes: They have so much potential, but so many of them seem "half-baked." I'm in awe that she chose and then stuck to this brand. Half Baked Harvest, without further explanation, is an unfortunate title. I tried a few recipes from this cookbook, and my brief impressions were: No, thank you: PB & J grilled cheese (I disagree with Gerard that this combo works. Maybe that's a personal preference.) Meh: Pumpkin and oregano-butter gnocchi (This was the first time I made gnocchi, and I was surprised by how fun and relatively easy it was. But. Holy heart attack!) Favorites: Crispy Buffalo quinoa bites (I loved packing these in lunches!) I want to love her stuff, but in the recent swell of food bloggers and their brand new cookbooks, Gerard's doesn't rise to the top for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Keyser

    This cookbook was not for me. I did not know this was a blog, so I was unfamiliar with her work. I picked this book up from the library, intrigued by the cover tagline of "recipes from my barn in the mountains". The inside cover let me know she was from Colorado. From that, I was expecting recipes using seasonal, local ingredients and perhaps some creative ways to use cuts of meat. That's not the case- there is avocado in almost all recipes, tropical fruits, even lobster and shrimp- all things n This cookbook was not for me. I did not know this was a blog, so I was unfamiliar with her work. I picked this book up from the library, intrigued by the cover tagline of "recipes from my barn in the mountains". The inside cover let me know she was from Colorado. From that, I was expecting recipes using seasonal, local ingredients and perhaps some creative ways to use cuts of meat. That's not the case- there is avocado in almost all recipes, tropical fruits, even lobster and shrimp- all things not found in Colorado. Many used weird combos of ingredients that don't sound particularly good, and overall, not that creative (can we stop with avocado toasts being worthy of space in a cookbook?). If you're looking for the typical recipes a trendy blog-turned-cookbook, this is probably a good choice. I found only one recipe that I was interested in trying. Overall, disappointed, and glad I checked it out from the library instead of purchasing.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Blakeman

    If I have invited you over for dinner I have probably served you a HBH harvest recipe. I have been making Tieghan's recipes for years so I was thrilled to order her cookbook. I'm not going to give it a star rating until I make some of them but I did want to point out a significant difference between the book and the blog. Her blog recipes are often rather complex with multiple steps (sauces, complex garnishes etc). Curiously this book's recipes are more straightforward and less complicated in my If I have invited you over for dinner I have probably served you a HBH harvest recipe. I have been making Tieghan's recipes for years so I was thrilled to order her cookbook. I'm not going to give it a star rating until I make some of them but I did want to point out a significant difference between the book and the blog. Her blog recipes are often rather complex with multiple steps (sauces, complex garnishes etc). Curiously this book's recipes are more straightforward and less complicated in my view. If you have been intimidated by her site, this may be a better starting point. They are not without work and still look as complex in flavor. So many good ones in here. With that said, don't overlook her website for recipes. So good.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    I really liked this book and ... I can't even really explain why. First of all the cover of this book is enticing. Many of the recipes in this book are not really the kind of food that I would normally eat yet everything looked and sounded really good. There were a few things that I thing that I would try to make right off. There were also some recipes that did not require many ingredients or effort. While others may have had almost an entire page of ingredients and a page or two of instructions I really liked this book and ... I can't even really explain why. First of all the cover of this book is enticing. Many of the recipes in this book are not really the kind of food that I would normally eat yet everything looked and sounded really good. There were a few things that I thing that I would try to make right off. There were also some recipes that did not require many ingredients or effort. While others may have had almost an entire page of ingredients and a page or two of instructions. I did not mind this at all. There was a good amount of pictures in this book and I do love my pictures with my recipes. The recipes seemed healthy and natural, which I loved. I would totally buy this for myself.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    The local library has an awesome collection of cookbooks, so I'm checking them out, trying them out and I'll review them here and probably buy a few that I love, since I can only renew 2 times. This was one of the first and I love it. However the almost-too-gorgeous photographs, along with the recipe titles, are so rich, just like on her blog, that I can't look at it for too long or I start to feel over-full. But the recipes are fairly simple, and the food is comforting, delicious and very chees The local library has an awesome collection of cookbooks, so I'm checking them out, trying them out and I'll review them here and probably buy a few that I love, since I can only renew 2 times. This was one of the first and I love it. However the almost-too-gorgeous photographs, along with the recipe titles, are so rich, just like on her blog, that I can't look at it for too long or I start to feel over-full. But the recipes are fairly simple, and the food is comforting, delicious and very cheesy. The recipes I made created HUGE amounts of each dish so there's plenty for lunch the next day AND leftovers for a dinner later in the week. I will probably buy this one; I can imagine cooking from this for years.

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