There's nothing like a great grilled steak, but if you're stuck in an apartment, don't have a grill, or don't want to freeze outside, cooking weblog The Kitchn offers detailed, easy instructions on how to make a fantastic oven-cooked steak.
Nothing fancy is involved here, just some vegetable oil, salt, pepper and a cast iron skillet (and, of course, a high-quality steak!). The instructions are quite detailed, right down to where to buy a good steak, what to look for, and how to prep it for cooking. The process itself is extremely easy for even the most amateur of cooks, and shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes (not including the 20 minutes or so it takes to let the broiler heat up). There are even some instructions on how to create a nice sauce to go with it using what's left over in the pan. And, while the instructions themselves are very geared towards a rib-eye steak, the method should work for other cuts as well (though cooking times may vary). Hit the link for the full how-to.
How To Cook a Steak in the Oven [The Kitchn]