Use Your Oven
To cook the squash in the oven instead of the microwave, place unfilled squash halves, cut sides down, in 13x9-inch baking pan filled with 1/2 inch water. Bake at 375°F for 40 to 50 minutes or until squash is tender. Scoop squash from the shells and continue as directed.
Best of Season
Acorn squash are a popular variety of hard-skinned squash. Choose squash that are heavy for their size. The rinds should be hard, deep-colored and free of spots. Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place for up to 1 month.