It might sound tricky to someone who has never done it, but it isn't hard to cook up a delicious steak at home using a few simple techniques. The first thing to remember is to not buy thin cuts of meat. Make sure they are at least one inch thick so they cook properly and do not get too well done too fast. Now it's time to talk preparation. There are two ways you can prepare great steaks – on the grill, or in your kitchen. First, let's start on what to do if you want to cook it in your own kitchen. Just make sure you have a nice skillet and a stove to get started. Once you sear the steaks in the pan, you place them in the oven. Begin by making sure the pan is extremely hot, which will result in a tastier steak. While you start doing that, be sure to also turn on the oven, which should be set at about 325 degrees. Season steaks to your liking, and then sear each of them for approximately two minutes on each side. Then, place each steak in the oven and let them back for an additional 20 minutes. Now let's talk about what to do if you want to grill a great steak instead. Same as if you were indoors, make sure to turn the grill up so that it gets extremely hot. Sear the steak so that it forms a crust on the outside. Once the steak is seared, turn down the grill heat so that it can finish cooking. Whatever you do, make sure to move the steak around as little as possible while it is grilling, and do not puncture it in any way, as this will cause it lose some of its juices and tenderness. Be sure to remove the steak before desired doneness is achieved, as it will continue to cook for another minute or so once it is removed from the heat. By following these techniques, perfect and delicious steaks are guaranteed every time. No need to go out and spend money at an expensive steakhouse when you can make great steaks in the comfort of your own home.