Introduction: I have enjoyed Danette’s cooking throughout the years, along with friends and family, who have encouraged her to cook for them as well. She has been known to unexpectedly drop off a quart of chicken soup or granola to those not feeling well in our community for years. Finally, I said, “Why not make a business of it?” So here it is. We hope you will enjoy viewing it as much as we’re enjoying making it. Come back and visit hotgranolagirl.com often, because we will be updating and adding items to it weekly. We also plan on changing or adding seasonal menu items.
Purpose: This site lets you see what Danette is offering to make for you this season. It is also a great way for her to share her recipes with our family and friends. Menus will change as fresh foods and new recipes become available. Danette will also ship certain foods to just about anywhere, so don’t hesitate to order no matter where you live.
Origins of “Hot Granola Girl”: Well, since I’m her husband who is writing this, of course I think my wife Danette is hot (because she is), but what this name “Hot Granola Girl” has more to do with is her recipe for what I’ve named “Bitch’n Granola”, which I have encouraged her to make for years. While all her foods are delicious, the Bitch’n Granola is addictive. It’s just the right blend of sweet and spicy, with a bite that keeps you coming back for more. She’ll even make it for you with dark chocolate, which is my favorite! See Bitch’n Granola.
All Natural Ingredients, Made from Scratch: Over the years that we’ve lived here in Chagrin Falls (since 1990), friends have called Danette “granola girl”, meant as a compliment because she is so wholesome looking, encourages good health, and has always cooked using only the best in natural and organic ingredients. Her Mom, Jean, taught her about holistic medicine and we’ve practiced taking natural ingredients to fight off ailments. Her chicken soup, for example, with extra cloves of garlic, has been ordered by friends and family many times to sooth and cure many colds. (Click here to see her recipe for fighting off all sorts of ailments, made of garlic, vinegar and honey. Our boys grew up on this.)
How to Benefit from this Site: This site will serve as a place for Danette to place her recipes and offer her foods for sale. Even though she was a teacher when I met her, she has grown to enjoy cooking so much and has cooked for many in the area, including a past head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Delivery: If you live within a few miles around Chagrin Falls, Danette would be happy to delivery your order. Click of her current menu below, which will be changed often depending on the time of year and the availability of fresh foods. For the upcoming season, foods such as Cookies, Quick Breads and Granola, can be shipped anywhere for an additional cost. Just call Danette at (440) 338-1521, and if she’s not there, leave a message and she’ll call you back.