Welcome to Arkansas Cooks!

Mary TwedtI am so glad you're here! Inside you'll find information about episodes of Arkansas Cooks and great recipes from listeners, my family and even some of the cooks featured on Arkansas Cooks over the years on FM 89 KUAR. We also plan to add an archive of Arkansas Cooks episodes in the near future, so stay tuned!

Speaking of recipes, I invite you to find a recipe, try it out for your family and friends, and then come back and rate it to let me and everyone else know what you thought of the recipe. You can even add a comment about the recipe if you have more to say than stars can show! Have a recipe you'd like to share with other Arkansas Cooks fans? Click Submit a Recipe up at the top to send us your favorite recipe.

I also want to make sure you know about the Twedt Family Cookbook! It's a collection of favorite family recipes my family has gathered and handed down through the generations, and when we put them all together, we knew we had a special cookbook that we had to make available to you. You can buy the Twedt Family Cookbook right here on the Arkansas Cooks website. Pay securely, and we'll ship it to you ASAP!

Thanks again for stopping by ArkansasCooks.com!

Mary Twedt


Lost Forty Brewery

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Lost Forty Brewery

Address :501 Byrd St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Phone: (501) 319-7335

Web: info@lost40brewing.com

Maddie’s Place

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Maddie’s Place

Chef Brian Deloney

1615 Rebsamen Park Rd
Little Rock, AR 72202

Phone: 501.660.4040

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday
11:00am – 9:00pm

Sorry, we do not accept reservations

Facebook – Maddie’s Place

website – maddiesplacelr.com


Arkansas Cooks comes to a close at KUAR – January 10th

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Since October 5th of 2002 Arkansas Cooks has gone over the airwaves of KUAR every Saturday at noon. On January 10th 2015, I will host the last Arkansas Cooks show on KUAR. Over the past 12+ years I have had the privilege of talking to hundreds of Arkansas chefs, cooks, and food fanatics and then get to share it with a savvy bunch of radio listeners who have taught me even more. I cannot tell you how much I have learned and how much amazing food I have enjoyed, not to mention how much fun I have had.  I have six more shows left and I promise they will be amazing.

So thanks to the hundreds of great chefs and restaurateurs who opened up their kitchens, dining rooms, and their hearts to me so I could in turn share them with you.  Thanks to all the support I received from KUAR.  I want to thank my family and friends, especially, my mom Bev Twedt, my daughter Brennan Taylor, my producer Travis Hill (he makes me sound so good), and my wonderful and supportive husband Paul Cantrell.  This has been a labor of love and great time in my life. I look forward to what comes next for Arkansas Cooks and I will keep you posted on this website and my Arkansas Cooks Facebook page.

So remember all you Arkansas Cooks, life is too short to eat bad food, so only eat good food and eat it with people you love, it will taste so much better!

The Farmers Table

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Featured Chefs – Rob and Adrienne Shaunfield

Where Locals Meet & Eat

1079 S. School Ave Fayetteville AR



Locally Sourced, Organic and Home-made Breakfast and Lunch

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 7am-4pm, Sunday 8am-3pm


Sheath Cake

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Sheath Cake – A book of Favorite Recipes compiled by Glenwood Jaycettes of Glenwood Arkansas – Phyllis Oblander

2 c. flour

2 c. sugar

Pinch salt

½ cup butter

½ cup shortening

4 T cocoa

1 c. water

½ cup buttermilk

2 eggs (well beaten)

1 t soda

1 t cinnamon

1 t vanilla

Mix flour, salt and sugar and put to one side. Put in saucepan the butter, shortening, cocoa, water, and buttermilk. Bring to a boil; pour over dry mixture and mix well. Add eggs, soda, cinnamon and 1-teaspoon vanilla. Mix well and pour in greased pan (9×13). Bake 35 min at 350 degrees.


½ c. butter

4 T cocoa

6 T Milk

1 box (16oz) powdered sugar

1 t. vanilla

1 c. pecans

Bring ½ cup butter, cocoa and milk to a boil. Pour over powdered sugar; add vanilla and nuts. Mix well and pour on cake while hot.