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Oklahoma Stories

Special Needs For Special Students

Oklahoma teachers inspire confidence and empower special needs students.


Working with nature

Re-introducing regenerative agriculture.

Aggie Families

Innovative program connects college athletes with fans.

Apps for a Lifetime of Learning

Learn new skills and master old ones.

Off-road Oklahoma

Discover the many adventures Oklahoma's unique terrain offers beyond the highway.

Prairie Flavors

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!

A Taste of Wagon Creek Creamery

This month’s recipes highlight the grass-fed dairy and beef products available at Wagon Creek Creamery, as well as other farms and dairies across Oklahoma, feel free to use your brand of choice. Read more about Wagon Creek Creamery in our Oklahoma Stories section. Enjoy!

Six Ingredients of Summer

This month’s recipes—all with only six ingredients—are designed to help you kick off summer. While the season doesn’t technically start until June, Memorial Day marks the unofficial transition to summer and its school-free days, warmer weather, backyard barbecues and longer evenings to spend outdoors. As we enjoy all these benefits, we take a moment to remember and honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice as they have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Spring Flings

Now that spring has sprung, here are a few "eggcellent" recipes for those on-the-go mornings or a twist on a traditional springtime side.

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

Virtual Leadership Success!

Youth Tour Leadership Conference and YouthPower Energy Camp go virtual.


Big Wins for Rural Broadband

COVID-19 unites the state in efforts to expand high-speed connectivity.

Traveling Tech

Learn how your co-op can help you make informed decisions about electric vehicles

Going Solar?

Solar forecasts can be misleading. Talk to your co-op before you go solar.

Lessons from the Cold Spell

Making sense of what happened during a winter blast to remember.

Okie Snaps

Motorcycle trip through the Giant Redwoods

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your June Okie Snaps winner, Gary Berry member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative!

“Motorcycle trip through the Giant Redwoods”


Making summer memories

Submitted by Cheryl Mills | Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative

Gettin' our kicks on Route 66

Submitted by Dennis McLemore | Member of Ozarks Electric Cooperative

What you lookin' at?

Submitted by Chad Prahl | Member of Choctaw Electric Cooperative

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your July winner Bruce Barringer! The location was the Sooner Theatre in Norman, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by August 10!


Best Holiday Recipe Contest

We’d love for you to share your favorite holiday recipe with us for a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Oklahoma Living.  

Oklahoma Take 10

More than 1,000 photos made their way to Oklahoma Living through our “Oklahoma Take 10” contest at www.okl.coop. The quality of the photos submitted was exceptional. 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. 

Okie Snaps

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

Commentary

Investing in young leaders

Most investments carry a level of risk in terms of both time and money; however, the rewards of education are always rich.


Understanding solar power

Solar provides a lot of benefit when the sun is shining and if short-term battery storage is available. That is why solar is defined an intermittent resource, which means its generation is sporadic.

Oklahoma Outside

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

Tomato Time

Get practical tips to learn how to grow tomatoes in containers