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Oklahoma Stories

Oklahoma's Early Forts

Historic sites played important roles during America’s westward expansion

Stay Safe, Oklahoma

New Year brings renewed hope for an end to the pandemic

Best of OKL 2021

Oklahoma Living magazine readers voted for their “best of the best” places, businesses and foods in Oklahoma! OKL is proud to feature these favorites chosen completely by magazine readers.

SKIE Award Regional Winners Announced


The SKIE (Supporting K20 Innovative Educators) Award celebrates educators or teams of educators across the state who have demonstrated the ability to link student learning with the innovative use of technology and the K20 IDEALS. Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are a proud sponsor of this award.


Prairie Flavors

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!

Fall in Love With Dutch Ovens

Celebrate the arrival of fall weather with delicious, hearty Dutch oven recipes. However, if you don’t own one, feel free to try these recipes in a pot, oven safe skillet, or another baking dish. 

Farm Fresh

Inspired by the mission of Urban Agrarian, this month’s recipes feature fresh, locally available ingredients that are full of flavor and nutrients.

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

Mission Critical

Historic ice storm knocks out high-voltage transmission lines

Ice Storm Damages

Early season ice storm leads to devastating damage across Oklahoma

Low Signal

Pandemic reveals need for high-speed broadband in rural Oklahoma

Biz-Bending Champions

Help OKL honor innovative small businesses

Okie Snaps

Teach Them While They're Young

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your January Okie Snaps winner, Nichole Starr!

Frozen in Time

This frozen coneflower is captured in time. Photo submitted by Charlene Phillips, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Frosty Fun

“It’s a little frosty out today!” Photo submitted by Dianna Hankla, member of TCEC.

Where There's a Will, There's a Way


Even snow storms don’t keep the USPS from delivering. Photo submitted by Linda Cupps. 



Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? 


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!


Electric cooperatives press on with renewed hope

Even at the end of a difficult year, electric cooperatives pressed on with the unwavering commitment to advocate for their members’ interests. At the time of this writing, the U.S. Congress is attempting to reach an agreement on a coronavirus relief package.

"Neither Snow nor Rain nor Heat nor Gloom of Night..."

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has an unofficial motto that could also well be used to describe the life of an electric utility lineman: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” If you substitute “linemen” for “couriers,” and maybe throw in the words “nor ice, nor tornadoes,” you have a vivid description of what power line workers face every day to serve their communities. 

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.