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Oklahoma Stories

Off-road Oklahoma

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


From Dust to Renewed Land

Noble Research Institute serves farmers and ranchers with a focus on regenerative ranching.

Floral Experience

Simple Acre Farm offers a cut-your-own-flower experience in Pocasset.

Transitions of Care: Navigating the Post-Acute Care Landscape, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we explored several types of care available to patients when they are discharged from acute care hospitals, this month we speak with a case manager.

Prairie Flavors

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.

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.

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

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.

Battery or Generator?

It depends.

Okie Snaps

American Dog, Livin' It Up!

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your July Okie Snaps winner, Robert Brian, member of Central Rural Electric Cooperative!

“American dog, livin' it up!”


Sweet Fruit of the Summer

“Sweet fruit of the summer.” Photo submitted by Charity Hitch, member of TCEC.

True Red, White and Blue

“True red, white and blue.” Submitted by Vickie Trent member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Maverick and the Stars and Stripes

“Maverick and the stars and stripes.” Photo submitted by Ruby Kemnitz, member of Central Rural Electric Cooperative.

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your June winner Andy Doolen! The location was the Frank Phillips House in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by July 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

Energy conservation makes a difference

The Oklahoma summer is here and our thoughts have turned from heating to cooling to keep our homes comfortable. As temperatures rise and air conditioners are put back into service, establishing good energy habits can help you conserve energy and realize some savings along the way.


Co-ops embrace renewables

The transformation of energy from fossil fuel power plants to renewable energy power plants has occurred quickly. In Oklahoma, that change has been even more rapid.

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