Christopher Coombs

Rib eye steak can seem intimidating to cook, but this recipe couldn't be simpler. Based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse, this rib eye steak method has essentially two parts: seasoning the meat well and letting it stand at room temperature for at least half an hour, and then cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. Halfway through cooking, these bone-in rib eyes are basted with a mixture of butter, thyme and garlic that's already in the skillet, so they're crusty outside and richly flavored. And don't worry about any special equipment. For these ribeyes, all you need is a sturdy pan and a spoon. Slideshow:  More Incredible Steak Dishes 
These just might be the world's best and most indulgent baked potatoes. First they're stuffed with sour cream and Parmigiano-Reggiano, then they're topped with tangy gravy, melted mozzarella, bits of crisp bacon and, finally, fried potato skins. Slideshow:  America's Most Decadent Potato Dishes