How to cook winter squash:
Bring 1-inch of water to boil. Add 3-4 inch pieces of squash and return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and peel then mash or puree. Salt to taste.
How to bake winter squash:
Cut the squash in half and place it upside down on a cookie sheet with sides or a cake pan. Add 1/4 inch of water to the pan. Bake at 350º-375º for 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on the size of the squash. The squash should be fork tender.