About Renee Erickson | Jess Thomson

Renee Erickson owned her first restaurant at age 25. Today, she runs five Seattle restaurants: Boat Street Café, Boat Street Pickles, The Walrus and the Carpenter, The Whale Wins, and the Narwhal Oyster Truck. Her recipes have also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, and Food & Wine. Jess Thomson is a Seattle-based freelance writer and cookbook author who has written for Sunset, Cooking Light, and Edible Seattle, among other outlets. A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus is their first cookbook together. @chefreneeerickson @jessthomson

Molasses Spice Cake with a third cut out, on a metal plate with a knife next to it.

Molasses Spice Cake

This molasses spice cake recipe is made with cinnamon, ginger, mustard, candied orange peel, and a sweet syrup glaze.

A spoon resting in a dish of cornmeal drop-biscuit peach cobbler.

Old-Fashioned Peach Cobbler

“Magical.” “An 11 out of 10.” “The finest peach cobbler that I have ever, or will ever, eat.” “WOW!” That’s what folks are saying about this crazy easy peach cobbler.