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No Bake Dessert: Strawberry & Rhubarb Mini Pies #GetTheFeeling

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Local strawberries are in season right now and as a result I have been putting my Sonicare DiamondClean to the test. I swear my teeth never met a strawberry seed they didn’t like. I’ve mentioned before that my family is obsessed with the Sonicare DiamondClean. From the very first try, I have loved it and strawberry season is only reinforcing how awesome this toothbrush is. Even Mike and Sam, who don’t normally care about such things, have been impressed.

No Bake Rhubarb & Strawberry Mini Pies

I was at the market last week and there’s been an abundance of rhubarb and strawberries on display. Since it’s one of my favourite combinations I wanted to make some jam as well as a great summer dessert. The result was Strawberry Rhubarb No-Bake Mini Pies. It’s soooo good. But it’s also one of those confections where the seeds want to stick to your teeth. Hooray for the Sonicare—it knocks all that residual right out from between the teeth. The graham wafer crust, the strawberry rhubarb filling, and the cream cheese frosting were no match for my new toothbrush.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush

Philips DiamondClean

I’ve used electric toothbrushes before, but Sonicare DiamondClean is a whole, new thing. The Sonicare power toothbrush feels gentle, yet your teeth feel cleaner. At first, I was a little tentative when I introduced the Sonicare to my mouth but soon I was brushing not only my teeth, but also my gums and tongue. I guess the best way to describe it is to liken it to a massage for the mouth!  I especially appreciate the whitening setting—my teeth are whiter! It’s not just my imagination, either. At our recent dental check-up, the hygienist and the dentist commented on how much better my teeth and gums are looking. DiamondClean is the only different thing I’m doing since my last check-up.

Some of my favourite things about it:

  • The Philips Company did research to come up with the patented combination of approximately 31,000 brush strokes per minute while the brush head sweeps back and forth. That duality interrupts plaque formation and removes up to 7X more plaque than a manual brush.
  • Because of the diamond shaped bristles it also whitens teeth in one week and improves the health of your gums in two weeks. Another plus: the charge lasts, for us, about a week.
  • Sonicare has Easy-start®.  That means you can get used to the power brushing by increasing the power gradually over a period of a few days. I did not find that necessary.
  • I absolutely love the glass charger for home use and for travel. Its portable charging case also has both a wall plug and a laptop-ready USB — which is perfect for the road as Sam and I are heading out for a three day drive to Ottawa and then on to Newfoundland, starting Wednesday.

Sonicare DiamondClean

DiamondClean from Sonicare

Now back to my other favourite things right now: rhubarb and strawberries. I ended up using cupcake liners to make the most delicious little pies. The graham cracker crust and cream cheese topping had just the right sweetness against the slightly sour taste of the fruit. Of course, I could have used more sugar — but that would have defeated all the great work on my teeth that I am doing with my new Sonicare DiamondClean!Local StrawberriesGraham Cracker CrustMini Rhubarb PieStrawberry Rhubarb Pie



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  • Yield: 6



  • 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 ½ cups rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon


  • (or use your favorite cream cheese frosting)
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoons salt



  1. Stir and press into bottom and sides of cupcake baking cups.


  1. Combine in pan on medium heat for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into cupcake liners.


  1. Use 2D Wilton tip to pipe onto top of filling.


  • Eat with a spoon!
  • Yields 6-12, depending on size of cupcake baking cups.


  • Calories: 5337
  • Sugar: 560
  • Sodium: 3178
  • Fat: 306
  • Saturated Fat: 177
  • Unsaturated Fat: 96
  • Trans Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 641
  • Protein: 41
  • Cholesterol: 865

If you’re interested in trying this amazing toothbrush out, it’s available at major retailers: DiamondClean Black and White Edition are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, London Drugs Walmart, Jean Coutu, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and Best Buy DiamondClean Pink Edition is available at London Drugs, Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon.

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.