Our Brave Little Kitten and Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from author Cleo Coyle #dairyfree

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Because my husband and I dearly love our rescued New York strays, I'm dedicating this post to our hero cat Punkin. His rescue story is one Marc and I will never forget because he saved his whole family one cold fall night. We're also sharing a special "Punkin" cupcake in his honor, one that actually taste like a slice of pumpkin pie. 


🎃 These Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes also make a delicious and relatively healthy dessert for the fall holidays. They’re low in calories and packed with nutritious, fiber-rich pumpkin. My version of the recipe is also dairy-free, and I'm happy to share the details. But first the story of our Brave Little Kitten... 

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🐾 Our Brave Little Kitten

One stormy October night, three kittens huddled together in a flimsy cardboard box. Their mother had been gone far too long and they were hungry, cold, and scared.


The oldest of the three brothers, a little pumpkin-colored tabby, took it upon himself to leave their hiding place, where their mother had stashed them. He squeezed through the edge of a fence and onto our porch. 

When we heard Punkin's desperate mewing for his missing mother and saw his bedraggled little form shivering on our back yard patio, we hurried outside. But Punkin didn't know us, and he disappeared through the fence, racing back to his brothers. 

I grabbed a flashlight, leaped over the neighbor's fence, and quickly located Punkin and his littermates. One by one, I handed each of the quivering fur-bundles to Marc. One of the kittens (the cream-colored one) chomped down on Marc's thumb so hard he had to grit his teeth to keep from crying out, but he never let go. Marc got all three kittens inside our warm home. 

Happily, Punkin and his two brothers (Nougat and Spunky) were saved, and when their mother finally returned, we were able to reunite her with her kittens.


Punkin and his family are now beloved in our house, but we never would have rescued their shivering forms that night if that little ball of orange fur hadn't been brave enough to search for help.

Punkin (as a brave little kitten)
and his mother, Chicklet.

Punkin and his mom years later, enjoying some
time together on our small sun porch. 
No surprise, Punkin still acts like the "big brother" cat, looking out for his mom and littermates as well as our other New York rescue cats, who are now part of his colony.

If anyone in the colony makes so much as a meep, let alone a meow, Punkin is first on the scene to investigate. For our readers, he's the feline equivalent of Detective Mike Quinn. Needless to say, Marc and I feel much safer knowing that a cat like Punkin is on Watch at our house. And so...

In honor of Punkin, I give you...



Cleo's Pumpkin Pie 
Cupcakes (Dairy-Free!)

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A Note from Cleo

Many recipes for this style of cupcake use either evaporated milk or sweetened condensed milk. Inspired by my friend Nancy's dairy-free eating restrictions, I experimented until I found great diary-free version. Marc flipped for these (and so did I). Frankly, it was hard to stop eating them!  

This recipe will give you a cupcake with good structure, so it will look pretty when served on a dessert tray. Yet when you bite into it, you'll be tasting pumpkin-and-brown-sugar goodness with a texture that will make you think you're eating a slice of pumpkin pie. 

If you're not allergic to dairy, try topping it with my Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream. If you are, then you must try Nancy's favorite dairy-free topping--Whipped Coconut Milk. (I share both recipes with you below.) Either way, Marc and I certainly hope you will eat with pumpkin spice joy!

~ Cleo

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Cleo Coyle's 
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Makes 11 Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Ingredients: 

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

1/2 cup dark (or light) brown sugar, packed*

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

3 large eggs, lightly beaten with fork

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup almond milk (or another nut milk)*

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/4 teaspoon table salt)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup all-purpose flour


*Notes: Almond milk will keep this recipe dairy free. It also brings nice flavor to the cupcakes. If you don't wish to create a diary-free recipe, simply substitute cow's milk in an equal amount. On the brown sugar, I prefer dark brown for the complexity of flavor. If you'd like a lighter-colored cupcake, then use light brown sugar.


Directions:

Step 1 - Make batter: First preheat your oven to 350° F. Into a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sugars, eggs, vanilla, almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Whisk until blended. Whisk in the baking powder and baking soda. Finally, whisk in the flour and mix until completely incorporated, but do not over-mix. Batter should be smooth but loose. 

To fill the cupcake pans, you will be pouring the batter, which is why I suggest transferring the batter to a container with a spout. (I like to use a large, glass measuring cup.)


Step 2 - Bake: Line 11 of the cups in your pan(s) with good-quality paper liners and coat the papers very generously with non-stick spray. You must do this to keep the baked cupcakes from sticking to the papers (or you can use silicone molds).


Divide the batter evenly among 11 cups in your pans. Batter should nearly fill each cup. One cup will not be used. Fill that cup halfway with water to prevent scorching in the oven. 



Bake at 350° F for about 30 minutes. Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are done when the batter is set. The baked top will feel slightly spongy yet firm (not liquid) when lightly touched. 



Step 3 - Chill: Remove the pan from the oven, allow it to cool, and then chill it in the refrigerator for an hour or two. If you’re in a hurry, let the pan cool down enough to be handled (about 10 to 15 minutes) and pop it in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. At that point, they should be chilled enough to serve topped with my Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream (if you're able to eat dairy) or (for a dairy-free option) Whipped Coconut Cream. See both recipes below...


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How to Make 
Dairy-Free Whipped 
Coconut Cream


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Cleo's Pumpkin Spiced 
Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

1 cup very cold heavy (whipping) cream
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions: For best results, chill your bowl and mixer's beaters in your refrigerator or freezer before starting. Place the cold heavy cream into the chilled bowl. Add the sugar and spice and mix on low just enough to blend it into the cream. Now beat on high until stiff peaks form. Do not over-beat or the whipped cream will begin to break down. If not serving immediately, you can store the Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream in a covered plastic container for 3 or so days in your refrigerator. If the cream becomes loose or deflates after a day or two, simply re-whip it using a pre-chilled bowl and beaters. This will easily restore it to a beautifully whipped state.

*Sugar note: You can substitute powdered sugar for the granulated white sugar; simply increase the amount to 4 tablespoons


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Punkin Season!




~ Cleo Coyle

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118 comments :

  1. Thanks for the recipe! Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Love your books. I'd be honored to win. Thank you for your passion for cozy mystery writing. My email is bromichaeladams at Gmail dot com

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  3. I love orange cats! My dream is to have two litters of cats that I adopt--one orange, and one grey. The orange cats will be incredibly good-natured and friendly, and the grey cats will be quiet and sedate! jsmith3

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  4. Those look so delish! I'd run out and buy the ingredients right now but it's a nasty, rainy Halloween night. And somehow I knew, before I saw the name, that kitten had to be Punkin. They're adorable! my full email is e.froneberger(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Omg! Ty ty ty for the dairy free recipe! I use cashew milk in most recipes, SO Delicious also has a super yummy coco whip that is dairy free!
    Nehezp

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  6. Omg! Ty ty ty for the dairy free recipe! I use cashew milk in most recipes, SO Delicious also has a super yummy coco whip that is dairy free!
    Nehezp

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  7. Wow...these are now on my Sunday brunch menu. Thanks. Email: kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Bless you and Marc for saving Punkin, his siblings, and his mom. I love your books. Thank you for this chance! areewek

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  9. How wonderful! Pumpkin looks like our rescue, Slinky. cheers @

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  10. I LOVE orange striped kitties! Would love to win your new book!

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  11. The cupcakes look great, but I love you Mike Quinn-esque cat even more!
    2harts98

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  12. I'm dying here! Those cupcakes look and sound incredible!!! I Love pumpkin pie and these look like they will be a fun substitute for a change. I just printed out the recipe and am going to make them in the next 2 days! Thank you for sharing. I've never had a bad recipe from you yet...and am certain these will NOT be the first!
    oznut4

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  13. Your ginger kitten reminds me of my grandfur baby. He is such a special little man and definitely has a personality all his own. His name is Ralphie Lee and loves when Grandma comes up to bed to read before bedtime. I love you sharing your kitts and also your scrumptious recipe. I must try it. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Thank you for the recipe. I will give it a try. Keep them coming!! tracym

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  15. Punkin is truly adorable. megans2004

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  16. Your cats are so cute. My boyfriends cats Kimmy and Tobey love to hang out in the kitchen when we are there. I’ve started eating a ketogenic diet so I have to watch my carbs very carefully. I made a keto friendly pumpkin pie that didn’t sacrifice any flavor just the crust. Michealas222@gmail.com

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  17. I also rescue cats every one a cat or two or six kiafran@yahoo.com

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  18. Delightful series. We rescue dogs, hope that's ok! 😁
    Readerwoman @ gmail

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  19. We have to rescue cats - a brother and sister pair. Toby is a tuxedo cat while Belle is pure black.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  20. My cat is also a rescue. I love your books and the great recipes. Keep it up, please. dhudson1@hotmail.com

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  21. Those cats are so cute, and the cupcakes look delicious! mbradee

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  22. I had an orange cat for quite a few years. They have the sweetest yet protective personalities. When ever one of was sick he would stay by our side -or on our feet - till we were better. He is very missed. We have two cats now that are very different. All our cats have been rescues. Will have to make these cupcakes for my son who loves all things pumpkin. Keep writing !
    bobntoni@aol.com

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  23. Stacye0(at)Gmail(dot)Com

    That is such a wonderful story about the kittens and their mom. Bless you for saving them!

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  24. Punkin sure is a brave little kitten! And he knew just where to find help. Sherrinlaw (at) g mail dot com

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  25. Bless you for rescuing sweet Punkin! What a cutie! And those cupcakes look delish! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Those pumpkin pie cupcakes with whip cream filling sound absolutely amazing! Thanks for the recipe and for the cute story about your kitty. I would love to win your giveaway package. gaila68

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  27. Love the kitties. I have a rescue cat and found homes for her four sisters and one brother and mom. She is still a little skittish around strangers, but she is calm with us. Both my daughters love cats and dogs, but one is a foster mom for stray cats. Love the pumpkin cupcakes and whipped cream. dec393

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  28. What a wonderful story about adorable little Punkin! We also rescued a sweet little kitty one late evening and it was pouring rain. We named her Cleo-catra! She was the runt of the litter and her mother pushed her off the roof and ran away. I think the mother cat was too young. We took Cleo in and after a week or so, she greatly improved. I think my husband would take in every stray if he could, especially kittens. I also loved the pumpkin recipes. Best wishes. godzillafamily@centurytel.net

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  29. I know a lot of people who would love this. joan@n

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  30. Punkin sounds like a true hero. Thanks for the heartwarming tale from a dark and stormy night. And the recipe sounds wonderful, too.
    littlel

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  31. Valeriewillis: love the sweet story of the kittens! How sweet! Absolutely can’t wait to try the pumpkin muffins and whipped spice cream! Sounds so wonderful! I love that they are low calorie! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Love kittens especially Punkin who is so brave. Love the kittens' coloring.

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  33. I like the recipe but I love the kitty story and the wonderful pictures more! polsso

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  34. What a wonderful story! I had a cat named Nougat, too. Thanks for your compassion in rescuing Punkin and his family. aut1063

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  35. Adorable story. Great recipe. Lou817b

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  36. Love the story!!!! I'm a sucker for a cat story! Add the martini and I'm in!!!

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  37. The recipe looks delish, especially since it is dairy free ! Thanks so much for sharing! uanand@g

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  38. I love your cat story and I love all animals. The recipes are wonderful as well. I can't wait for your next book next year:) mwatts

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  39. We have two barn cats that are litter mates. They are called Merry and Chris. We got them in December. We also have a rescue dog but we are only allowed two pets in our apartment. Luckily the cats look so much alike no one knows. If we can just make sure they don't sit in the same window.
    cjreynolds52

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  40. vrfamilyvp1979@yahoo. I think I am making these for Thanksgiving

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  41. Oh yum, think I'll try these out soon to add to my Thanksgiving table. Love your recipes! miscmosc7

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  42. What a wonderful recipe. I have a friend who loves pumpkin and can't wait to make for her and another who is very dairy-free. She will be blown away with this

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  43. A wonderful sounding recipe for the use of pumpkin. I will definitely try it.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  44. If I left it unfrosted, could I call it a pumpkin muffin? I'd feel less guilty when I ate 3 of them...

    sweetest1337 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. As always, your books wonderfully combine a terrific mystery that keeps me guessing with great recipes for friends and family! avanschuylen@yahoo.com

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  46. With thanksgiving right around the corner these cupcakes will be the perfect dessert to bring to my family dinner! Thank you so much! I love trying the recipes you suggest :) aporter21688

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  47. What a sweet story- with a VERY happy ending! Can't wait to try these Punkin treats... Going to veganize it with flax instead of eggs!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. What a sweet story- with a VERY happy ending! Can't wait to try these Punkin treats... Going to veganize it with flax instead of eggs!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. So excited a new book coming out in April 2018!!! Thank you, Cleo for all the hours of entertainment and yummy recipes!!! (Hurry up April!) scykky (at) msn (dot) com

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  50. Wow, those kitties sure have filled out nicely! As a rescuer of a stray cat, I love and appreciate it when I hear of someone else doing it, too. <3 a007gy

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  51. First off, I have to say PUNKIN IS ADORABLE!
    On a calmer note I love these books and I’m thrilled to hear there’s another due out very soon. I’m always in awe of the recipes and treats Claire whips up effortlessly. Maybe this recipe will prompt me to make a start on trying the recipes;-)
    Thank you for the happy hours of escapism reading this series
    lonerga

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  52. Thank you for taking Punkin and his family in! Our pets have all been rescues or strays and I wouldn't have it any other way. With regards to the recipe ... I NEVER say no to anything pumpkin so I'll definitely be making these. Newsletter subscriber so my email starts with mattel :)

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  53. Thank you for your recipes!!! I like everything Pumpkin so these will definitely be made. I own all of the Coffee House books and re-read them quite a bit. Thank you for the opportunity to win a package from you. My subscriber e-mail starts with dolly_t, Thanks again!

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  54. Bless you both for saving those critters. All of our cats are rescues (two are my "inheritance" when my brother passed - he rescued two strays and for two years kept meaning to find them a good home. He already had. I couldn't give them up when he passed last year.) (fguari)

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  55. I loved Punkin's story!! I am also excited for your new book to come out! Thank you (thches)

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  56. Yummy cupcakes! rakuwom
    rakuwoman54@gmail.com

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  57. I am definitely going to make these cupcakes! I love anything with Pumpkin in them! And your cats are BEAUTIFUL! I would love to get a cat but my dog is allergic to cat fur believe it or not! LOL!

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  58. Love your books and your recipes (mjmphi)

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  59. A heartwarming story and a fabulous recipe! Thank you! fitzpat

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  60. That looks sensational, and I shared it with a lactose-sensitive friend. amaebi

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  61. Delectable and special feature and recipe. Thanks. saubleb

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  62. gkoech
    Such a beautiful story. Thank you.

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  63. Bless you for providing a home for these beautiful cats! I love Punkin's story. Of all the cats we have had, the big, orange males were the most loving and devoted to us. We felt that they really tuned into the vibe of the family. I have loved all of your coffeehouse books. When I discovered the series, I "gobbled" it up really quickly, and now it's difficult to wait for each new book. lawalke

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  64. What a wonderful story! I'm a cat lover and have several rescues too. What joy they can add to your life!! The pumpkin pie cupcakes sound awesome too. I may give them a go for Thanksgiving! Thanks again for the great visual steps with your recipes. :) lkilber

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  65. Would love to win! catherinewinslow

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  66. Enjoyable and special post. The recipe and the adorable kitten. elliotb

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  67. I'm a rescuer, as well. 2 kittens and a puppy when I had a house to keep them in. My son currently makes a habit of rescuing, too! They have adopted several dogs and found a litter of 3 kittens and the Mama cat, just like punkin and family!!! They had taken roost in their Jeep, then moved to an alcove next to the garage where the oil tanks are sheltered. Cute as buttons!!

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    1. oops... email: marilynmcnalley@yahoo.com and yes, I am on your mailing list!

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  68. LOVE pumpkin....can't bake til i get power back but will drool thinking of it.....yum. Cute kitty, too! you got me with cupcakes and kitties :) Excited to see the cover of the next book...but April is sooooo far away!
    Diane email @ profhollister

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  69. So grateful for the dairy-free recipe! This will be a good surprise when my daughter visits from college! Thank you!
    Annie: ritr614 at gmail

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  70. Our dog is a rescue and a joy to us. lndklbck

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  71. Loved the story of Punkin what a precious boy he is. The muffins look awesome can't wait to make it.
    pamhar

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  72. Love your Punkin story. He is certainly a handsome boy! These cupcakes will be my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner with our neighbors. Just perfect to share with a crowd.
    richrew

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  73. Our kitty is a very light sand colored orange tabby named Isis. She is a rescue too..brave little Punkin, so happy you guys rescued the family. I hate seein the poor strays here in town in our Canadian winters outside in the -30 to -40 degree Celcius weather. A lot of them lose parts of ears n tails by spring. :( Happy fall to you and Punkin, thanks again for the chance to win.
    brentn

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  74. What a great happy ending... and they were/are so cute!

    The recipe looks awesome, the dairy-free is a definite bonus. jbonne (Jo)

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  75. I love your rescue story. I have two rescues of my own. Their mother brought them to me when they were a week old. Sabrina died 2 years ago at 20, but her babies, Tony and Teddi, are still going strong at 21 years old.

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    1. I didn't mean to publish that yet. Anyway. Those pumpkin cupcakes look wonderful and yummy. catwom

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  76. The kittens are so cute! I love anything with pumpkin in it and the cupcakes look so good, going to make them soon.
    Nancy ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  77. I love Punkin's story and how you were able to rescue his whole family. The pumpkin cupcakes look delicious, and I have a can of pumpkin purée that has the cupcakes' name on it! As always, I love your step-by-step instructions and photos/videos. Thanks so much for your giveaway -- it's wonderful! boband

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  78. I love to hear stories how our beloved fur babies come into our lives. The recipe sounds wonderful. Looking forward to the new book.
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  79. Can't wait to try the pumpkin cupcakes! I'm so happy you rescued all the kitties. Happy Day of the Dead

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  80. Your recipes all look so good! Can't wait to try lots of them! Thanks for the drawing opportunity!! vperfetti@comcast.net

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  81. Always love trying your recipes. And LOVE your books!
    moosie8

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  82. I love your books and can't wait for the next one. Jo.ann

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  83. As always, looking forward to your next book. mardoxies

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  84. Wonderful kitten story. My, hasn't he grown up well?!
    11 cupcakes? Interessting.
    libbyd

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  85. That was such a lovely story about Punkin and his siblings (and his beautiful mom). It's amazing how much he's grown! My daughter and I really miss having kitties around. We have 4 dog furbabies and a feathered baby, but we really do need a couple of kitty babes around. We'll remedy that in a couple of years... Thanks, too, for the great recipes. I've already modified them to fit my food-allergy needs (I've made the recipe low glycemic and/or sugar-free). Thanks again!!

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  86. Yum, that looks good! Pumpkin and spice and everything nice.
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  87. I have loved your books and recipes for many years. I am so excited about the new book in April. meowot@yahoo.com

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  88. Fun recipe...I will have to try this one. Your pictures make me think of my son and his wife who are moving half way across the US with 2 dogs and 2 cats. They have been traveling for 2 days and will arrive at their new home tonight. The two pugs road in the moving truck with my son and the cats road with my daughter-in-law in the car. What a trip! :) debra.w

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  89. What a truly sweet story about Punkin and family. Bless you for rescuing this sweet fur-family.
    robsnest

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  90. Excited to read there's a new book arriving in April. Happy Holidays! The season has begun. sd.dugan

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  91. Punkin was not only a smart kitten, but he has certainly grown into a big boy! Altho I don't drink coffee (does that disqualify me?), I thoroughly enjoy your books. sgraha

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  92. Pumpkin, not just for pie any more!! Lovely story!! sharonr

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  93. Those pumpkin muffins sound delish. Love the video about Dead Cold Brew. I'm trying to read it slow and savor each chapter. But I also can't put it down. Such a dilemma! Please bring Jack back! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 Sand194

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  94. watershell@yahoo.com - not too crazy about pumpkins unless it's in a latte. But the kitten is adorable!!

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  95. Muffins look delicious! canbymom@

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  96. What a great story about Punkin and how he knew where to go to for help and found home for himself and his family. I have an orange tabby named Jefferson and I know that orange cats are really special. Loved the recipe, especially since it tastes like pumpkin pie.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. What a great story about Punkin and how he knew where to go to for help and found home for himself and his family. I have an orange tabby named Jefferson and I know that orange cats are really special. Loved the recipe, especially since it tastes like pumpkin pie.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. Punkin and his family are so lucky you were home when he came calling. Bless you and Marc for giving them a furever home.

    I can wait to try this recipe! - Terri Stevens Palmer (FB)

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  99. What a wonderful story! I like anything with pumpkin and these cupcakes sound delicious. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  100. Love your books! Sweet kitty story. tenntri

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  101. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds really tasty.
    Love your cozies. And I have learned a lot about Coffee!
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  102. Would love to win more books in this great series.
    Tay06zia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  103. What a sweet story & sweet kitties. Those cupcakes look yummy.
    turtle6

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  104. frizzywuzzy@hotmail.comNovember 4, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Love your books, recipes, and the contests! Can't wait for the new book to become available. I shared your last book with my friend Joan and now she's hooked on your books also.

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  105. Love that you adopted all 4 cats! The cupcakes look so good ... It's almost like I can smell them already!
    cyndiba

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  106. Just checking in to say THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments. Marc and I have read every single one, and we truly appreciate the time you took to share with us. We'll be selecting a winner of our comment giveaway on Tuesday (11/21) at 12 Midnight. The comments will be open until then, and we wish all of you good luck! (Like the Terminator, I'll be back...)

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter
    www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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  107. Delicious sounding recipes.
    Looking forward to the newest
    coffee mystery.
    thanks Happy Thanksgiving.
    txmlhl

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  108. I forgot all about entering this contest until I got the new newsletter today!! The recipes sound and look so good. Thanks for the fun giveaway. darholley1 at aol dot com

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  109. Can't wait to try out this deliciously crispy turkey skin for my family to fight over! And pumpkin cupcakes - yum! Love your books!
    bethweinreb@yahoo.com

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  110. I make an herbed butter slurry season our turkey also. It adds great flavor! Vonjeffers

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  111. the pumpkin cupcakes look fab,they would be great for thanksgiving too.

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