How to cook pumpkin to use in a recipe:
Cut pumpkin in half and clean out cavity. Place flesh side down in a cake pan or cookie sheet with sides. Add a little water. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hour or until pumpkin is fork tender. Scrape out and mash or puree in the blender.
How to freeze pumpkin:
Cook as above. Place pumpkin in a container leaving 1 inch head space. Make sure pumpkin is completely cooled before freezing.