U.S. Rep. Tom Cole was convinced he was going to teach history for a lifetime, but things turned out differently
We all know members of Congress serve on committees, introduce legislation and vote on bills. But another important duty is interacting with and assisting constituents. In fact, there are a number of ways—you might not be aware of—that your federal elected official can be of service to you. Here are five.
Take a peek inside J-M’s mushroom farming operation
The votes for the 2018 Best of OKL have been tallied! Check out these local favorites taking home the title.
This month’s recipes feature a produce item that’s always in season—mushrooms.
Because of their meaty texture and their ability to enhance the flavors of other foods, mushrooms have been lauded for their “blendability.” The Blended Burger Project, a joint initiative of the national Mushroom Council and the James Beard Foundation, promotes the substitution of up to 50 percent of ground meat in a traditional hamburger with chopped mushrooms. Mushrooms add moisture and flavor to the burger while lowering the calories—and the cost.
This month, we reveal the winners of OKL’s Best Holiday Reader Recipes! We received many unique recipes and it was difficult to narrow them down to just five winners. Each of the winners featured here will receive a $25 gift card. In addition, recipes from two runners up—Beverly Thomas, Cream Cheese Butter Cookies, and Gwen Foley, Pecan Cobbler—are featured in Oklahoma Living’s digital edition at www.okl.coop. Thank you to each person who submitted a recipe. We are genuinely grateful for your participation and readership.
Since the first Thanksgiving, corn has been a staple dish in the annual feast. It’s the basis of favorites like cornbread stuffing, creamed corn and corn pudding.
It might not be winter, but it's winter squash season in Oklahoma. Squash are part of the Cucurbitaceae family that includes everything from cucumbers and cantaloupes to gourds and pumpkins. Winter squash are distinguishable from summer squash varieties-such as zucchini and patty pan-by their hard rinds, which make them storable in a cool, dry location well into the winter months (hence the name). Their slightly sweet flesh works in both sweet and savory preparations, and - with the exception of spaghetti squash- winter squash varieties can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
The Crow Creek Market and Cafe is popular with Crescent, Oklahoma, locals, but anyone can enjoy the quirky cafe’s fresh, homemade food.
A former gas station on historic Route 66 has found a new life refueling hungry travelers—and it’s quickly becoming a classic.
Hoboken Coffee Roasters is a highlight of downtown Guthrie.
Find a taste of Germany in Waynoka, Okla.
Learn how co-ops are strengthening cybersecurity
What is a kilowatt-hour? What are renewable energy sources? And what exactly is the power grid? In this ‘Energy 101’ series, our goal is to help you better understand energy terms that power your daily tasks.
Linemen pass on knowledge to the next generation
Larry Cisneros, a professional engineer with Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (NEOEC) based in Vinita, Oklahoma, will travel to Haiti on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 and return on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 to serve as an instructor volunteer with NRECA International.
These sweethearts will celebrate their 50th anniversary next summer. Submitted by Theodore and Linda Snider, members of Cotton Electric Cooperative.
Chex and Kellie enjoy an evening kiss. Submitted by Kellie Carter, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.
Give me a kiss! Submitted by Dixie Colquhoun, member of Kay Electric Cooperative.
The Gaillardia Country Club never looked so magical. Submitted by Mady Masters.
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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!
Enter your photos for next month's theme, "Icy Wonderlands!" Submit photos by December 10!
It is easy sometimes to become overwhelmed with all that life throws at us. Life is often full of problems and inconveniences. At times, we succumb to the stress and fatigue they bring and may begin to feel a little sorry for ourselves. If we were to stop and look around for just a moment, we would probably see many who would gladly exchange their problems for ours if it were only possible.
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.
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.
My garden is a haven for pollinators like butterflies, native bees and hover flies. It’s also full of singing birds and crawling caterpillars, two creatures that go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Crafting a beautiful fall garden begins in spring. What you plant in late April should carry you through to autumn even after a hot Oklahoma summer.