Oklahoma Stories

The Song Dog

There’s more to coyotes than meets the ear.

Best of OKL 2019

Oklahoma Living magazine readers voted for their “best of the best” places, businesses and foods in Oklahoma!  OKL is proud to feature these eight local favorites chosen completely by magazine readers. 

Stamp Out Starvation

Cherokee, Oklahoma-based program helps to feed children in need

Made in Oklahoma Holiday Guide | 2018

This holiday season, find a unique, Oklahoma-made gift for everyone on your list. Here are some of OKL’s favorite 2018 MIO gifts!

Holiday Gifts for the Digital Age

Online alternatives for the people on your gift list who have everything

Prairie Flavors

From Toast to Toast

After a toast to ring in the new year, whip up some toast for a quick and delicious breakfast.

A Taste of Guatemala

This month’s recipes come to you in honor of the recently completed Oklahoma Energy Trails electrification project in Guatemala where a team of volunteers from Oklahoma’s and Colorado’s electric cooperatives electrified two villages.

Recipes & Memories

Recipes are one way food traditions are passed from generation to generation. Through recipes we remember those who have cooked for us, nourished us, provided for us. Recipes remind us of their cooks. This is true for these four Oklahomans, who share the unique memories associated with recipes that are near to their hearts. 

Slow Cooker Delights

I prepared all four of these recipes, plus the bonus digital recipe, in less than an hour. They cooked all night and I have food for my family for the next week! Try these out—or let these be the inspiration for your own slow cooked creations.

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.

Table Talk

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.

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.

Powerful Living

New Year, New Size for OKL

Are you excited about the New Year? Most of us will welcome the New Year with anticipation for great things to unfold. If you already have a “list” of events you’re looking forward to in 2019, our staff at Oklahoma Living would like to add one more item to your list!

Thank You

Electricity, clean water and more for Guatemalan villages

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.

Okie Snaps

The Snuggle is Real

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to January's photo contest winner, Kathy Jackson! The contest theme was “Snow Much Fun!”

Best in Snow

And the awards for "Best in Snow" goes to Sarge! Submitted by Gertie Barber, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

Cool Kids

Look at these cool kids! Braxton and Bentlee enjoy the first snow of the season in November! Submitted by Becky Price, member of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

I Glove You

Ready to catch? These two can't get enough of this weather. Submitted by Vanessa Creed, member of Northwestern Electric Cooperative.

This Weather is Snow Joke

Like father, like son. Casey and Eli from Ripley have snow much fun on their Kawaskis. Submitted by Katie Lumpkin, member of Central Electric Cooperative.


Guess Where

Last month's photo featured the Chandler Baseball Camp.

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! 


Farm Bill to advance electric co-op initiatives

After an overwhleming approval from both the U.S. Senate (87-13) and the U.S. House of Representatives (369-47), the 2018 Farm Bill was signed by President Donald Trump before the year closed.

A new year brings new goals

A new year brings a new beginning. A lot of resolutions will be made; some will be kept; some will be broken. Whatever our role in this life, we need to strive to do the best we can in all areas.

Oklahoma Outside

Gifts for Gardeners

Winter is the season for giving, and no one needs a pick-me-up this time of year more than gardeners. Trust me, they are all itching to get their hands back into the soil.

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.