My mother has a recipe for banana bread that we have been using my whole life. The only times I ever see my mother use a cookbook, it is a well-loved and handled English recipe book.
It is very easy and cost effective to prepare your own pumpkin meat for baking versus store-bought. I paid less than $3 for a sugar pumpkin that yielded enough pureed pumpkin for two pies. Sugar pumpkins are higher in sugar and are not as fibrous as a carving pumpkin. Most of the winter squash that are available for Fall and Halloween decorating are also edible.