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Oklahoma Stories

The Future of Hunting

Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program utilizes educated, ethical volunteers to restore youth’s connection to the land and to the sport


Keeping Farming in the Family

Centennial farms in Oklahoma Panhandle recognized

The Beginning of the End

Common questions and answers regarding the effort to end the pandemic

Keeping it Wild

Oklahoma’s Wildlife Management Areas offer nature enthusiasts opportunities for exploration

Prairie Flavors

Meals in Minutes

Low on time for meal prep? No problem! This month’s recipes help you get dinner on the table with minimal chopping, measuring and post-dinner cleanup.


A Royal Treat

This month, I decided to try out royal icing cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day. While I am no expert, I learned that consistency is key—icing consistency that is. Once I figured that out, my two daughters and I let our imaginations run wild and had a blast decorating cookies.

Yummy Yogurt

Yogurt is simple to make at home and can be used in a variety of ways.

The Perfect Gingerbread

Growing up, our Christmas preparations often included a day devoted to gingerbread house-making. I remember having our fair share of disasters: scratch-made gingerbread that cracked or houses that slid apart. Those bad experiences made me hesitant to attempt a DIY gingerbread house. But, those fears are now gone. If you want to try your hand at a homemade house this year, these recipes for gingerbread and royal icing (the “glue” that holds it together) won’t disappoint.

Cider Season

For me, there's still no drink that screams fall more than apple cider. I love a glass of hot spiced cider on a cool autumn day, but cider can be used in baking and cooking as well. I hope you'll enjoy these recipes from my kitchen to yours!

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


Renewable and Dependable

WFEC, NextEra Energy Resources, announce phase one completion of the largest combined wind, solar & energy storage facilities in U.S.

Embracing Change and Innovation

Oklahoma Living publisher retires from electric cooperative industry after 40 years of service

Keep on Truckin'

The first all-electric pickup truck for commercial fleet operations makes a stop in Oklahoma

Passing the Torch

Oklahoma Living editor closes a chapter 10 years in the making.

Okie Snaps

Long winter, but she'll be ready by wheat harvest

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your March Okie Snaps winner, Deone Fisher, member of Cimarron Electric Cooperative!

“Grandpa said, ‘It’s going to be a long winter, but she’ll be ready to go by wheat harvest.’”


Throwback to a Simpler Time

“Baseball is timeless and this picture is a throwback to a simpler time” Submitted by Diane Larcade, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

Luckiest Kid Ever

“I’m the luckiest kid ever! This is a picture of me along with my 12 grandparents and I treasure this picture everyday.” Submitted by Karen Durham, member of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative.

Good Ole' Days

“Our son, Jacob Tincher, longs for the ‘good ole’ days’ of high school football. He’s a barn builder now for our business, D T Construction.” Submitted by Vickie Tincher, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative.

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your February winner Joseph Woods! The location was the Bank of Gage in Gage, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by Feb. 10!

 


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

Unprecedented winter storm

In February, the state of Oklahoma was one of many states in the nation that experienced record-low temperatures that were deemed life-threatening. In fact, in Oklahoma we experienced below-freezing temperatures for nearly 12 consecutive days with the lowest temperature recorded at -22 F and wind chills that dropped to as low as -36 F, according to the Oklahoma Mesonet. These extreme weather conditions provided unforeseen challenges to the electric utility industry. 


Making safety a priority

There is an old safety saying that rings true no matter the occasion—“Safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

Oklahoma Outside

Fall Blooms

Try these six fall-blooming perennials for your garden


Tomato Time

Get practical tips to learn how to grow tomatoes in containers

How does your garden grow?

Outdoor gadgets to build a better yard

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The holidays are soon upon us, and it’s time to think about what to get for the gardener in your life.