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Oklahoma Stories

The Secret's in the Soil

Family discovers how to bring new life to tired land


Paddles Up and Hit the Open Waters

This summer, trade in the horsepower for some human power and hit the open waters

Transitions of Care: Navigating the Post-Acute Care Landscape, Part 1

Discover what happens after patients are release from acute care hospital in this two-part series. Learn about options and the type of facilites that fall under the post-acute care unbrella.

Top Fitness Trackers

Keep moving and keep motivated with the help of a fitness tracker

Help Wanted

Electric cooperatives offer career opportunities and exciting growth in up-and-coming sectors of the energy industry

Prairie Flavors

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.

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.

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

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.

Renewable and Dependable

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

Okie Snaps

Sunny Oklahoma

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your June Okie Snaps winner, Kristen Madison member of Central Rural Electric Cooperative!

“Sunny Oklahoma.”


Pond Heaven

Submitted by Catherine Cromwell | Central Rural Electric Cooperative

Bo Boating

Submitted by Marla Trecek | Member of Kay Electric Cooperative

Sassy Loves the Creek!

Submitted by Pam Smith | Ozarks Central Electric Cooperative

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your May winner Steven Sly! The location was the Lamplight Theater in Heavener, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by June 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

Solar research pays off

Interest in green energy sources is on the rise and understandably so as renewable energy technology continues to become less costly and, consequently, more readily available.


What happens when lights blink or the power goes off?

Your power just went out, do you know what all is involved to get it restored? Depending on where along the line the distruption happened will determined what all is involved.

Oklahoma Outside

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

How does your garden grow?

Outdoor gadgets to build a better yard