Oklahoma Stories

Honoring Oklahoma's Veterans

Oklahoma's electric cooperatives are proud to salute our veterans.


Serving our country

Electric cooperatives exemplify patriotism in their support of military 

Oklahoma Warriors Take Honor Flight

Warrior Flights have provided over 2,000 veterans and their guardians with the opportunity to see their memorials in Washington. 

Hot-rodding for a cause

Oklahoma car shows support charity

Soldiers of the Vietnam Sky

An Oklahoma Vietnam War aircraft commander flew thousands of missions in a foreign land, all for the love of his country and his crew.

Prairie Flavors

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.

Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet pan suppers are a simple way to put a weeknight meal on the table. Place your ingredients on a baking sheet, throw it in the oven and approximately 30 minutes later you have a complete meal—with minimal cleanup involved.

Sweet Summer Treats

As the August heat hits Oklahoma, there’s no better occasion for a cold, sweet treat. This month’s recipes include a variety of frozen desserts: French-style custard-based ice cream, Philadelphia-style egg-free ice cream, coconut milk-based ice cream suitable for a vegan diet, frozen yogurt, and fruit sorbet.

Fresh, Fit Foods

This time of year, it’s easy to create delicious, healthy dishes with the abundance of fresh, colorful produce available at Oklahoma’s many farmers’ markets and farm stands. 

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

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

For the Birds

Power line collisions kill millions of birds every year. Why electric co-ops are taking the problem seriously.

Paid Internship Available

Oklahoma Living is pursuing a bright journalism student for a paid internship for approximately 15 to 20 hours a week. 

Okie Snaps

Play Without Ceasing

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to November's photo contest winner, Jo Frances Thompson! The contest theme was “Thankful for...”


Generations

Grandmother and granddaughter share a moment. Submitted by Colette Pipkin, member of Verdigris Valley Electric.

Rise then Shine

The sunrise at Boomer Lake in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Submitted by Minuet Crneckiy, member of Canadian Valley Electric.

Boss Baby

The Hebensperger family is grateful for this little "boss." Submitted by Ashley Hebensperger, member of Central Electric.

New Beginnings

“I am thankful for my granddaughter Aubree's baptism." Submitted by Connie Walker, member of Ozarks Electric.

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to last month's winner, Sam Gillapsy! Last month's photo featured Tuton's Drugstore in Arcadia, Oklahoma.


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

Electrifying the world: one village at a time

As we enter the month of November, it’s a part of our culture to think about the festivities of Thanksgiving and the many reasons we have to be thankful, such as our families, friends, local communities, churches and our work. I recently had an experience that made me contemplate how abundantly blessed we are.


Thanksgiving: a time to be thankful

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Coming out of a hot summer and welcoming cooler temperatures, beautiful fall foliage colors and crisp mornings really make me appreciate God’s beautiful creation that is all around us.

Oklahoma Outside

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. 

Clean the air with indoor plants

An Oklahoma winter can lie heavy on our hearts. Days are shorter. The blowing wind and inhospitable weather never seem to end. People spend too much time indoors. What can help bring us out of a winter funk? Houseplants.

10 Steps to a Dreamy Cutting Garden

Growing a dedicated cutting garden sounds difficult, but it isn’t. In many ways, it’s similar to growing a vegetable garden, but instead of picking tomatoes, you gather cut flowers. For the last six years, in addition to my perennial and vegetable gardens, I’ve grown a flower garden simply for the pleasure of bringing blooms indoors.

Here are 10 steps from planning to harvest.