As the sweltering heat begins to dissipate, many of us begin to pull out our cookbooks, crockpots and measuring cups in preparation for fall’s seasonal fruits and vegetables and making our High Holiday tables more colorful and flavorful than ever before.

What’s your favorite fall ingredient to enjoy? Is it Brussels sprouts, beets, apples, persimmons, pomegranates, squash or one of the many others that fill our grocery shelves this time of year?

Look no further. We asked around and pulled together some festive and creative recipes that are sure to make your mouth water and your family ask for a second helping.

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The Associated Contributors are writers from The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.