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8 Ways to Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal

8 Ways to Boost Your Homes Curb Appeal

An eye-catching exterior can lure buyers Springtime is prime time for listing homes for sale in Georgia. If you plan to put yours on the market this year, don’t underestimate the importance of a first impression, say real estate professionals. The National Association...

Wash, Dry, Repeat: National Laundry Day is April 15

Wash, Dry, Repeat: National Laundry Day is April 15

Walton Gas’s hacks for saving time, energy when tackling dirty clothes Doing the laundry may be the most dreaded of all weekly chores. Despite that, somebody thought we needed a day to celebrate dirty clothes. Yes, along with tax day, April 15 is National Laundry Day....

COVID-19 RESPONSE

COVID-19 RESPONSE

UPDATED May 1, 2020 Walton Gas is focused on what’s best for you. We will do what it takes to keep your natural gas service functioning during these uncertain times. Our goal is to keep both you and our employees safe and healthy. We understand the massive impact...

Spring Clean Your Water Heater

Spring Clean Your Water Heater

Is spring cleaning inching its way to the top of your to-do list? Walton Gas reminds you to add water heater maintenance to the chores you plan to accomplish. Despite being one of the home’s most important appliances, the water heater is often neglected. We tend to...

How Deke and Bob Started ‘Cooking with Gas’

How Deke and Bob Started ‘Cooking with Gas’

I’m always curious about the origins of words and phrases. Consequently, one of my favorite podcasts is the public radio show “A Way With Words.” During the show, co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers about old sayings, new words and word...

Brownies

Brownies

Brownies 1 cup of all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1/4 cup maple syrup2/3 cup dairy or nondairy milk1/3 cup oil1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup chocolate chips1/2 cup...

Main Dish Tofu

Main Dish Tofu

Main Dish tofu 1 14-ounce block Tofu, extra firm2 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons vegetable oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce1/2 jar peach or apricot preserves, to taste1 tablespoon flour1 teaspoon garlic powder1 tablespoon...

Setting the Table for Super Bowl Sunday

Setting the Table for Super Bowl Sunday

The countdown has begun. Super Bowl 54, set for Sunday, Feb. 2, is now just days away. Which two teams are throwing down to become the next National Football League champion? Most of the estimated 180 million Americans who will tune in to watch don’t care. Instead,...

Figuring Out Filters

Figuring Out Filters

Figuring out Filters If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your natural gas furnace much thought. As long as it’s keeping your Georgia home warm in the winter, it’s all good, right? Not so fast. When was the last time you replaced your air filter?...

13 Things To Do in 2020

13 Things To Do in 2020

New Year’s Day has come and gone. Did you make any resolutions? Did you pledge to cut down on that unhealthy doughnut-a-day habit or resolve to revive the lost art of disco rollerskating? If you’re like most of us, you won’t keep those resolutions — practical or...

Make an Easy To Do List for 2020

Make an Easy To Do List for 2020

This year, ditch your New Year’s resolutions in favor of a few simple tasks to accomplish each month. Having a short ledger of easy projects mapped out on your calendar – with a place to put a checkmark next to each when completed – is far more satisfying. Walton Gas...

Natural Gas Safety for the Holidays

Natural Gas Safety for the Holidays

Glittering décor, twinkling lights, festive parties and lavish meals — they are all wonderful ways for sharing the joy of the holiday season. Making your celebrations with family and friends as stress-free as possible means controlling and minimizing risks that could...

Warming Trend: Update Gas Logs to Improve Performance and Appearance

Warming Trend: Update Gas Logs to Improve Performance and Appearance

Is your old natural gas fireplace looking like it came out of the 1960s, and not in a fashionable “retro” kind of way? The good news is that a costly, wholesale remodel isn’t necessary to get your hearth in order. Instead, replacing the logs can transform your...

Creamy Egg Custard Pie

Creamy Egg Custard Pie

Creamy Egg Custard Pie 4 eggs3/4 cup sugar1 1/2 cups milk, whole1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon lemon extract2 tablespoons butter9-inch pie shell, uncooked Blend ingredients until smooth and pour into pie shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then bake...

Corn Cakes & Salsa

Corn Cakes & Salsa

Corn Cakes and Salsa CORN CAKES 2/3 cups green onion, chopped2 tablespoons butter1/3 cup dry white wine5 eggs3/4 cup light cream1/2 cup cornmeal1/3 cup flour1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon white pepper1 tablespoon honey2 tablespoons green pepper, minced1...

Game Time with Gas

Game Time with Gas

Whether you are a Falcons fan or Dawgs devotee — or both — October is prime time for entertaining outdoors on game days. Natural gas and the gridiron are a winning combination for a backyard party. In this post, Walton Gas takes a look at some natural gas-fueled...

Fireplace Facelifts and Flips

Fireplace Facelifts and Flips

Pardon the pun, but fireplaces are what’s hot in homes once again. Designers are placing extra emphasis on integrating beautiful, functional fireplaces in new Georgia homes. At the same time, existing fireplaces in older homes are getting a facelift to improve their...

Tackle Fall Maintenance Now

Tackle Fall Maintenance Now

Labor Day has come and gone, so it won’t be long before the leaves start falling and cooler weather arrives. Early autumn is also the time to set aside time for tackling maintenance tasks that will improve the performance, safety and efficiency of your natural gas...

Natural Gas Safety

Natural Gas Safety

Labor Day has come and gone, so it won’t be long before the leaves start falling and cooler weather arrives. Early autumn is also the time to set aside time for tackling maintenance tasks that will improve the performance, safety and efficiency of your natural gas...

Graham Cracker Balls

Graham Cracker Balls

Graham Cracker Balls 2 cups graham cracker crumbs1 cup peanut butter1 cup coconut (fresh or canned)2 sticks butter1 box powdered sugar1 (12 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate1 cup chopped pecans1 block of paraffin Cream together the first six ingredients. Roll into balls,...

Program Your Thermostat to Slash Heating Costs

Program Your Thermostat to Slash Heating Costs

For the typical home, heating and cooling costs are one of the largest expenditures. To make matters worse — and the energy bill higher — we often heat and cool our homes when it isn’t needed. Installing a programmable thermostat is an easy way for Walton Gas...

7 Things You Should Know About Natural Gas Standby Generators

7 Things You Should Know About Natural Gas Standby Generators

During the hot, dry days of August, few of us are thinking about hurricanes or ice storms. But now is exactly when you should consider what you’ll do in the event of a power outage that could occur when storms blow in to Georgia. Natural gas from Walton Gas is a...

Enjoy an Endless Summer with a Patio Heater

Enjoy an Endless Summer with a Patio Heater

It’s hot as blazes outside now, but chilly temperatures will become the norm all too soon. Don’t let cooler weather prevent you from spending time in your outdoor living space. Instead, enjoy an endless summer by installing an outdoor natural gas heater now. Natural...

Hawaiian Kabobs

Hawaiian Kabobs

Hawaiian Kabobs 1/2 cup soy sauce1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice1/4 cup vegetable oil1 tablespoon brown sugar1 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon ground pepper2 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon dry mustard1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch...

Backyard Burger Basics

Backyard Burger Basics

Think all burgers are created equal? They’re not, say grilling experts. You need the right ingredients, preparation and grilling techniques to make burgers that can truly be declared “best.” Fire up your natural gas grillto celebrate National Grilling Month. In honor...

Up Your Grilling Game With These Tips and Hacks

Up Your Grilling Game With These Tips and Hacks

July is National Grilling Month. Why not invite family and friends over for a cookout to celebrate? While the idea of a barbecue sounds fun, you might feel that your grilling skills aren’t up to the task. To help, Walton Gas offers this handy cheat sheet filled with...

Banana Nut Cake

Banana Nut Cake

2 cups sugar3 eggs1 cup Crisco1 cup mashed bananas1 cup buttermilk1 teaspoon soda2 1/4 cups flour1 teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon1 cup pecansMix sugar, Crisco, eggs, buttermilk and soda. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to mixture. Stir well. Add...

7-Layer Corn Salad

7-Layer Corn Salad

7-Layer Corn Salad Send us your recipes! The best entry each month will appear in the Gasette & receive a FREE cookbook. Send recipe, name, address to:Walton Gas; Attn: RecipeP.O. Box 260Monroe, GA 30655or gasette@waltonemc.com 7- Layer Corn...

Spiced Up Grilled Salmon

Spiced Up Grilled Salmon

Send us your recipes! The best entry each month will appear in the Gasette & receive a FREE cookbook. Salmon 1 – 1.5 lbs.1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 tablespoon paprika2 tablespoons ginger, grated or prepared2 garlic cloves, minced1/3 cup tangerine...

Phone System Issues

Phone System Issues

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the phone system. Repair technicians are working diligently to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Please communicate with us via csr_ng@waltonemc.com until 7 p.m. Thank you for your patience. 

Give Your Home Exterior the ‘Gas Light Glow’

Give Your Home Exterior the ‘Gas Light Glow’

If you’re already using natural gas to warm your water, keep the house heated or prepare food, it’s time to think outside the windows. Homeowners are increasingly investing in natural gas outdoor lights to add charm and value to the exterior of their home. Beyond...

Grilled Banana Boats

Grilled Banana Boats

Grilled Banana Boats Kids will enjoy devouring this gooey summertime treat! Ingredients: bananaschocolate chipsmini marshmallowstin foil Split bananas in half. Add chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in the center of the banana. Wrap in foil and heat over campfire...

Where Does Natural Gas Come From?

Where Does Natural Gas Come From?

Have a curious kid or two at your house? Take advantage of warmer weather and spring plant growth to conduct a kid-friendly science experiment that explains how the natural gas used in your home is formed. Natural gas is a fossil fuel. We call it a...

Get Your Grill Ready for Barbecue Season

Get Your Grill Ready for Barbecue Season

Do your Memorial Day plans include a cookout? Before you fire up your natural gas grill, be sure it’s up to the task. If your gas grill hasn’t been cleaned since last fall, chances are those fire-roasted treats you’re envisioning won’t be nearly as good as you...

Lana’s Best Rolls

Lana’s Best Rolls

Lana’s Best Rolls 1 cup milk1/3 cup butter1/2 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons yeast1/4 cup warm water2 eggs, slightly beaten4 1/2 to 5 1/2 cups flourSTEP 1Bring milk, butter, sugar and salt to a near boil; remove from heat and let cool. STEP...

Generators

Generators

During the hot, dry days of August, few of us are thinking about hurricanes or ice storms. But now is exactly when you should consider what you’ll do in the event of a power outage that could occur when storms blow in to Georgia. Natural gas from Walton Gas is a...

Can You Dig It? For Projects Big or Small, First Make the Call

Can You Dig It? For Projects Big or Small, First Make the Call

Springtime is here, bringing with it the urge to get your hands dirty. From planting a new tree to “planting” a mailbox, it seems we Georgians will welcome pretty much any excuse to dig. By all means, don’t fight the urge, BUT be sure that whether your digging project...

LIHEAP Appointments Available for Qualifying Families

LIHEAP Appointments Available for Qualifying Families

The Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (PCA) would like to inform eligible clients who live in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, and Walton Counties of available funds from the Georgia Department of Human Services to provide assistance with heating...