2 Squash, cut in half and scraped clean of seeds 4 pats of butter or 4 table spoons of peanut or olive oil salt Preheat oven to 375. Brush the cut surface of the squash with soft butter or oil and lay the cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the flesh under the skin is soft to the touch. Remove from the oven and change oven setting to broil. Turn cut side up and add a topping option of your choice. Return to the oven and broil until golden. Toppings: Sweet options include combining a tablespoon of maple, honey or brown sugar with the oil/butter and adding them to the well in the upturned squash. Savory options include combining browned onions, sage, any hard cheese (parmesan, gruyere, etc.) and or walnuts to the open squash along with your butter/oil.