Oklahoma Stories

Nutrition Apps For Living Your Best Life

These mobile apps help take the guesswork out of what your body needs to thrive. 

Pioneer Ingenuity

How innovation and perseverance led to the development of an inventive farm tool 

Roadside Wonders

Oklahoma has unique, striking landmarks along its roads 

A Brighter Future

Willow Springs Boys Ranch offers youth a second chance 

History in the Wind

Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park showcases the history of windmills

Prairie Flavors

Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet pan suppers are a simple way to put a weeknight meal on the table. Place your ingredients on a baking sheet, throw it in the oven and approximately 30 minutes later you have a complete meal—with minimal cleanup involved.

Sweet Summer Treats

As the August heat hits Oklahoma, there’s no better occasion for a cold, sweet treat. This month’s recipes include a variety of frozen desserts: French-style custard-based ice cream, Philadelphia-style egg-free ice cream, coconut milk-based ice cream suitable for a vegan diet, frozen yogurt, and fruit sorbet.

Fresh, Fit Foods

This time of year, it’s easy to create delicious, healthy dishes with the abundance of fresh, colorful produce available at Oklahoma’s many farmers’ markets and farm stands. 

Best BBQ Recipes

We asked, you delivered! We invited you to share your favorite BBQ and grill recipes with us as part of OKL’s “Best BBQ Recipe” contest. With summer around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill with these winning recipes!

Berry Delicious

May means it’s berry season in Oklahoma! 

Table Talk

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.

Crow Creek Market and Cafe

The Crow Creek Market and Cafe is popular with Crescent, Oklahoma, locals, but anyone can enjoy the quirky cafe’s fresh, homemade food.

The Hungry Horny Toad Station

A former gas station on historic Route 66 has found a new life refueling hungry travelers—and it’s quickly becoming a classic.

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee Roasters is a highlight of downtown Guthrie. 

Powerful Living

The Power in Preparation

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all of us to prepare for emergencies.

2018 SKIE Award Regional Winners Announced

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma and K20 Center honor innovative technology use in the classroom

For the Birds

Power line collisions kill millions of birds every year. Why electric co-ops are taking the problem seriously.

Paid Internship Available

Oklahoma Living is pursuing a bright journalism student for a paid internship for approximately 15 to 20 hours a week. 

Oklahoma Living magazine receives national awards

The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) recently awarded your statewide publication five national awards. Congratulations to Oklahoma Living’s loyal contributors and staff for the dedication and excellence they put forth toward your OKL! 

Okie Snaps

To protect and serve

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to September's photo contest winner, Sara McLoud! The contest theme was “Heroes!”

A chicken's hero

Wade loves to raise chickens. He saved this little chick and became her hero.  Even chickens have heroes. Submitted by Lisa Harris, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

In my hero's shoes

Two daughters, Amber and Ashley, try to fill their dad’s shoes. Submitted by Connie Leighty, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Looking up to you

Hudson learns the ropes from his hero, Uncle Jirl. Photo submitted by Gayle Buck, member of Red River Valley Rural Electric Association.

A tradition of heroes

 “My husband served in Vietnam and my son served two terms in Iraq. It’s a family tradition I guess—both our dads served in wars too. I am very proud of all of them.” Submitted by Janie Voorhis.


Guess Where

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to last month’s winner, Pam Chitwood! Last month’s photo was the Historic Downtown Sulphur Commerical District.

Prairie Flavors E-Newsletter

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Me and My OKL

Send us a photo of you with your OKL for a chance to be published and win 25!

Join the fun on social media with the hashtag #myokl!

Oklahoma Take 10

Our judges were impressed by Oklahoma Living readers’ talent and eye for beautiful shots across our state. Now, we are proud to share with you the top 10 submissions. Enjoy the winners of the 2017 contest! 


Infrastructure expansion for EVs

Believe it or not, prior to the Model T, electric vehicles (or EVs) were the preferred mode of travel within urbanized areas. The electric car appealed to many who lived in large cities, where charging infrastructure had developed.

Energy Trails: A Mission of Light

For Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives, the month of September brings anticipation. On September 16, a group of Oklahoma and Colorado co-op linemen will embark on a journey to bring first-time electricity to two Guatemalan villages: Pie del Cerro and Tierra Blanca Salinas.

Oklahoma Outside

Daylilies: the perfect perennial for Oklahoma gardens

Daylilies are one of the most forgiving perennials blooming in a hot Oklahoma summer.

Enchanting April

Oklahoma's nurseries are overflowing with annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. OKL's Dee Nash helps you decide what to try in your garden.

New Year, New Plants from Seed

Get ideas for your next gardening project. 

Clean the air with indoor plants

An Oklahoma winter can lie heavy on our hearts. Days are shorter. The blowing wind and inhospitable weather never seem to end. People spend too much time indoors. What can help bring us out of a winter funk? Houseplants.

10 Steps to a Dreamy Cutting Garden

Growing a dedicated cutting garden sounds difficult, but it isn’t. In many ways, it’s similar to growing a vegetable garden, but instead of picking tomatoes, you gather cut flowers. For the last six years, in addition to my perennial and vegetable gardens, I’ve grown a flower garden simply for the pleasure of bringing blooms indoors.

Here are 10 steps from planning to harvest.