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Recipes for a Happy Mother's Day

I am delighted to share with you what Mr. Rooter Plumbing is doing in celebration of Mother's Day. We will post recipes from our upcoming cook book here on the Mrs. Rooter Blog each week. We're calling it "Mondays for Moms".

These recipes will come from all over the United States and Canada. This might surprise you, but we have a lot of mothers who co-own Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchises as well as work in them. There are also several moms here at our Mr. Rooter corporate office, including myself.

Today, we have some special Mother's Day recipes for you! This is a way for all of us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing to say thank you for everything you do for your children.

These fun recipes come from Sue Glovan, Mr. Rooter Plumbing's "Woman of the Year" in 2009 and the organizer of our cook book. Sue is a mother and grandmother as well as co-owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Buncombe and Henderson Counties in North Carolina.

Breakfast Pizza

  • 1 store-bought pizza dough (like Pillsbury)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons Cinnamon-sugar, divided recipe follows
  • 2 cups cream cheese
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries or raspberries/blueberries mixed


Preheat the oven to temperature directed on package. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch. Transfer the dough to the lined baking sheet and brush the dough with the melted butter. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of cinnamon-sugar on pizza and bake until golden brown (10-15 minutes). Remove crust from pan and allow to cool on wire rack (keeps the crust crisp). Meanwhile, mix together cream cheese, yogurt, lemon juice and zest. Just before serving, spread cream cheese mixture on top of cooled crust. Top with berries and sprinkle rest of cinnamon sugar on top. Use pizza cutter to cut slices and serve.

Baked French Toast

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Maple syrup (for topping and at serving)

Topping: do not make until just before baking

  • 1 stick butter (melted)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 10 oz bag frozen blueberries (defrosted)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


Slice French bread into approximately 20 slices, about 1 inch thick. Arrange slices in a buttered 9 by 13 flat baking dish (I prefer to use glass). In a large bowl, combine the eggs and remaining ingredients with a whisk just until combined. Pour egg mixture over and between bread slices. Make sure all slices are covered with egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove cover off refrigerated slices. Combine melted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. Spoon over French toast. Bake toast for 40 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Sprinkle defrosted blueberries over top and serve with additional maple syrup.

We hope you enjoy these recipes, and be sure to come back on Mondays for more! Here's wishing you a world-class Mother's Day!