Oklahoma Stories

From Anadarko to Amazon

Oklahoma native shapes public policy at one of the largest internet companies in the world


Hope in a Crockpot

Electric cooperative members discover a new perspective on homelessness

Cultivated to Serve

First female Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur comes from rich ag heritage 

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. 

Prairie Flavors

A Latte Love

Beat the chill of winter with a warm drink, perfect for your valentine or anytime!


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.

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

How Green is Your Electricity?

For electric co-op members, it might be greener than you think.


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

Okie Snaps

Little Love Dove

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to January's photo contest winner, Lauren Brickey! The contest theme was “Be Mine.”


She Said Yes!

She said yes! Submitted by Emma Beitz, member of Central Electric Cooperative. 

Valen-teeny

How could you say no to this sweet little valentine? Submitted by Ronnetta Kiser. 

Happy Anniversary

Pat and Verlaine Clark celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary at a Thunder game. Submitted by Verlaine Clark, member of Northwestern Electric Cooperative. 

Stuck on You

Corey and Caylie celebrate their engagement. Submitted by Reta Bowen, member of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative. 

Contests

Guess Where

Last month's photo featured the Cotton County Courthouse.


Prairie Flavors E-Newsletter

Sign up for our Prairie Flavors E-Newsletter to receive monthly Oklahoma recipes and be the first to know about reader-submitted recipe contests.

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! 

Commentary

New year, new leadership, new (and old) issues

The first day of this year’s legislative activity is Monday, February 4, with several new members joining the ranks of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma State Senate.


A time to reflect on the past and future

February is a good time to look back but also a good time to look forward. From an older electric cooperative member to the younger members out there, I would like to pass on some of my reflections on this fleeting life. 

Oklahoma Outside

Plant a Spring-Blooming Tree

Trees not only enhance the landscape, they also provide much-needed nectar for emerging pollinators.


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.