Oklahoma Stories

Made in Oklahoma Gift Guide | 2019

This holiday season, find a unique, Oklahoma-made present for everyone on your list. Here are some of OKL’s favorite 2019 MIO gifts!


Gadgets and Gizmos

Cool presents for the tech lovers in your life

Bigfoot

When things go bump in the night

Operation Christmas Child

Learn the impact a shoebox gift can make to children around the world 

Trailblazers

Fearless. Determined. Strong. Meet the first female soldiers to achieve some of the highest rankings in the Oklahoma National Guard. 

Prairie Flavors

Make Ahead Appetizers

All of this month’s recipes can be prepared ahead to help remove stress from your busy holiday schedule. 


Cooking Under Pressure

I am fairly new to the world of electric pressure cookers. I have a stovetop pressure cooker so I never felt the need for another kitchen gadget. However, a friend recently gifted me an Instant Pot, and—to my surprise—I love it.

Game Day Scores

This fall, before your favorite team hits the turf, warm up with some crowd-pleasing finger foods. Whether you watch the game in the stadium or on the big screen, these recipes will help you score big with hungry fans. 

Okie Food Favorites

Not being a native Okie, this month’s Prairie Flavors theme—Oklahoma foods—took a little extra research. I surveyed friends and family to figure out which iconic Oklahoma recipes to feature.

Baking with Kids

This month’s recipes were all prepared by kids who love to bake—ranging in age from 5 to 11. 

Table Talk

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.

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.

Powerful Living

Plenty of Juice

EV event unveils Oklahoma’s new charging network 


Electric safety lessons

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative teams up with Kansas co-ops in safety conference for driving teens

Super Juiced

Statewide EV charging buildout puts Oklahoma on the map for total electric travel

Renewable Energy Leader

Oklahoma’s Western Farmers Electric Cooperative plans largest combined wind, solar and energy storage facility in U.S. 

Campus Fire Safety

A lesson every college student should learn

Okie Snaps

Granddaughter Gift

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to November's Okie Snaps winner, Rhonda Hungerford! Last month's theme was "Holiday Joy."


Santa and His Reindeer

Santa and his little reindeer are ready to go! Submitted by Brodie Chance, member of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative. 

Holiday Magic

“Is it really you Santa? This was my grandson Baker’s first Christmas, so his Poppy dressed up as Santa so he could have a first Santa picture.” Submitted by Kim Boyd, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. 

The Claus Family

The Claus family is ready to see all the kids around southeastern Oklahoma. Submitted by Ronald Mason, member of Choctaw Electric Cooperative. 

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Knippelmier Farmstead in Minco, Oklahoma.


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!

I Love My Truck Contest

A good truck is almost a necessity in rural Oklahoma. That’s why we’re thrilled to sponsor the “I Love My Truck Contest” in an effort to recognize some of the best looking and most unique trucks in the state.

Commentary

Outage maps are beneficial

There is one thing that both consumers and utilities don’t like: power outages. Unfortunately, outages do happen, and they occur for a variety of reasons, such as weather-related, animal related—including snakes and birds—and equipment failure. Your local electric cooperative strives to reduce as many of these causes as possible, but in some cases, options are limited. 


Blessings for the New Year

As 2019 comes to a close, it is fitting that we take time to reflect on the many blessings we have been given and the lessons we have learned in the last 12 months. In some ways, we can compare the closing of the year with a chapter in a book that is nearing completion. It’s gratifying to know that a new chapter is coming, and we get to be an active part of how it will be written. 

Oklahoma Outside

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. 


7 Perennials to Beat the Summer Heat

Learn about various perennials to beat the Oklahoma summer heat 

Vines help you grow up!

Plant more vines and enjoy the process of growing up! 

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.