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Oklahoma Stories

The Horn's and the Canna Stalk

CKenergy Electric Cooperative members Dustin and Nikki Snow find joy in providing beauty and purpose through the Horn Canna Farm


Preparing to Harvest

Coalgate, Oklahoma's H&L Processing meets growing demand

Tech Savvy Savings

The Best Apps for Coupons and Cashback

Lights Out, Tobacco

Some may be inclined to think the negative impact from tobacco use is primarily restricted to the lungs, but it affects several organ systems.

When Power Came to the Prairie

Electrifying rural Oklahoma is a story that most only read about. Nettie Clifton and an entire generation lived it.

Prairie Flavors

Home-cooked for the Holidays

This fall, we invited OKL readers to submit their best Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes for our Holiday Recipe Contest. The response was overwhelming. Congratulations to the winners, and a heartfelt thank you to each cook who submitted a recipe. We wish each of you a holiday season filled with joy and good cooking!


Fare from the Fair

From crazy culinary creations to deep-fried everything, the fair is known for its food: freshly squeezed, ice cold lemonade, savory cheese curds, crispy corn dogs, sweet, golden-fried funnel cakes, and so much more. But, if you can’t make it to the midway, or if you have a post-fair craving, here are some state fair staples to try at home!

Delicious Dishes

Enjoy a taste of the kitchen of OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee with these delicious dishes created by the culinary arts students and their chef-instructors.

Late Summer's Harvest

August is an exciting produce month with tomatoes and okra at their peak, and—my daughter’s favorite—melon, coming in season. For me, one of the joys of summertime in Oklahoma is creating dishes that highlight the fresh ingredients available at this time of year. This month’s recipes were inspired by a thriving basil bush in my garden and zucchini from the farmer’s market. I hope you also find inspiration in the abundance of late summer’s harvest to create something delicious!

Kids in the Kitchen

With the kids or grandkids home for the summer, it’s a great time to get them involved in creating some fun in the kitchen, without ever turning on the oven. Try making a kid favorite, snow cones—no special machine needed. Oreo ice box cake is a new spin on an old-fashioned recipe that’s perfect for hot summer days and easy enough for a kid to make. Stay cool and have fun!

Table Talk

Four ways to support local eateries

Discover ideas to help support your favorite local restaurants


Farm to Fork

A one-of-a-kind destination restaurant offers Oklahomans a fresh experience

The Chicken Shack

In the backyard of the Deep Fork River, an unmarked shack is home to some of the best broasted chicken in Oklahoma. Without a sign, it feels like a secret hideout waiting to be discovered. Even the owner gives off an almost Capone-like vibe.  

Blue Spruce Gelato & Sorbet

Discover cool treats for many tastes in Stillwater, Oklahoma

White Dog Hill

At White Dog Hill in Clinton, Oklahoma, even better than a bark is a bite of one of the restaurant’s beautiful creations.

Powerful Living

Here Comes the Fun

The sun has an incredible amount of energy—even in the cold winter months. These technologies are a great way to power everyday gadgets for free, by simply using energy from the sun!


It Starts with Power

Q&A with Cotton Electric Cooperative Chief Executifve Officer, Jennifer Meason, who visited an electrification site in 2018.

Making Your Lights Smarter

Looking for an easy way to integrate smart technologies into your home—start with smart lighting.

Answering the Call

Oklahoma provides mutual aid assistance to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Efficient Farming Technologies

Farming practices make use of advanced technologies

Okie Snaps

Blessed to have our little "Pea Pod"

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your November Okie Snaps winner, Nick Alberty, member of Ozarks Electric Cooperative!

Blessed to have our little "Pea Pod"


Thankful for time with Grandma and another tooth out!

“Thankful for time with Grandma and another tooth out!” Photo submitted by Gwen Bentley, member of Indian Electric Cooperative.

Thankful for sibling love!

“Thankful for sibling love!” Submitted by Sierra Folwer member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Thankful for the beautiful skies that Oklahoma provides for my eyes.

“Thankful for the beautiful skies that Oklahoma provides for my eyes.” Photo submitted by Sarah Hutchins, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your October winner Bev Cole! The location was the Stine Bradley House in Woodward, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by December 10!


Okie Snaps

Submit your photos by the 10th of each month and you could be featured in OKL!

Commentary

Preparing for Winter Costs

The old adage “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” will serve consumer-members well this upcoming winter.


Cautions of Retail Choice

“Retail choice” does not mean totally changing from one provider to another (commonly referred to as customer switching). If there were retail choice, your wire service provider would remain the same and only the actual electricity portion of your monthly bill would change.

Oklahoma Outside

Pond Reflections

Building and maintaining a water garden


Help Your Plants Survive Summer Heat

Oklahoma heat can be tough on plants, but with a few steps you can help them survive.

Colorful Containers

Bring your garden to your patio, front walkway, deck or even balcony with colorful containers.

Replacing Winter-damaged Trees

Discover which trees to can plant to replace those damaged by recent Oklahoma winter storms.

Fall Blooms

Try these six fall-blooming perennials for your garden