Baked Acorn Squash

Acorn squash
1/16 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/16 teaspoon cinnamon
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon butter or margarine

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. (moderately hot). Wash squash; split in half, lengthwise, and scrape out seeds. Put the remaining ingredients into each half. Bake 45 minutes, in covered pan, containing 2 inches of hot water. Uncover; bake 15 minutes or until squash is tender and has browned.

Steamed Acorn Squash: Place squash in a large pan about 4 inches deep; pour from 1 to 2 cups water around squash, and cover with metal foil. Cover pan with a tight-fitting lid. Steam over medium heat 20 minutes or until squash is tender.