November 2015

How is it already November? If you’re like us and are wondering where the year has gone, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed that the holidays are just around the corner. Fear not, though! We have tips to get you organized and stay on track this holiday season.

Cookie Exchange!

We recommend baking up large batches of cookies for the holidays. Not only are they great to have on hand for entertaining, but they also make great gifts. Cookies can be mailed to loved ones so they can enjoy a piece of home during the holidays.

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​Holiday Calendar!

​Mapping out a timeline for the holidays helps to keep you on track, especially if you have a family that likes to throw a few surprises at you. Check out our Holiday Planning page to see our schedule.

Make Ahead Meals

Having a freezer stocked with items for dinner and entertaining helps to eliminate stress down the road. November is the perfect time to cook up large batches of items as it's a less busy month. Check out our PDF Guide for Freeze Ahead Entertaining and our Make Ahead Meals page for the holidays.

​New Cleaning Tutorials!

​Just in time for the holidays we are adding cleaning how-to videos to our YouTube channel. As per our Holiday Calendar, November is a good time to start polishing your silver. Watch our tutorial!


Krista's Choice

“I love so many recipes from the Holiday Collection cookbook this year!" says Krista, ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Supervisor. "One of my favourites has to be theMushroom and Pancetta-Stuffed Turkey Breast. The brine makes the meat so moist and the stuffing is definitely a twist on your classic Christmas dressing. The port sauce really elevates it to the next level and makes it a refreshing take on the simple turkey dinner."


2015 Holiday Collection Cookbook

Our newest ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Holiday Collection cookbook is here!
This year’s edition features recipes for holiday entertaining as well as exceptional winter comfort foods like Savoury Pumpkin Tartlets, Bourbon and Orange-Glazed Ham, Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Greek Chicken and Rice Soup and Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Peppermint Filling. The popular cookbook also showcases mouth-watering photography, nutritional analyses, tips and facts about ingredients and handy home safety information.
Pick up your copy. The price of the cookbook is $20 + GST and it is available at the Calgary Learning Centre and at Edmonton's ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen office. You can also order it by calling the order desk at 1-800-840-3393 or shop online. Your local ATCO Gas agency office or operations centre will have copies for sale as well. Copies are also available at Chapters/Indigo stores and online at and

New Calgary Classes!

New calendars for 2016! Our January to March classes have been added to our website. See what we have in store for the new year!

Edmonton Upcoming September Classes

Christmas in a Nutshell (Friday, December 11) $15 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Whether you are hosting the holidays or joining a potluck, Christmas cooking can be stressful. Learn some time and space-saving ideas that will be sure to be a hit in your own home.
Christmas Cookie Exchange (Wednesday, December 16) $15 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
A cookie exchange is a great way to share your baking with family and friends around the holidays! Join ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen in making and sampling cookies that will leave a lasting impression at your next holiday gathering! Take home a dozen cookies and a copy of our latest cookbook Holiday Collection 2015!

Natural Gas Benefits

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​Gas Safety Tip

Take a moment to check your CO detector, and check out our CO safety checklist on the ATCO Gas website. It lists a few simple steps to protect your family:
Last updated on January 18, 2019