This isn't the recipe I'm bringing to the swap, but it is one of my favorite ways to cook potatoes, so I thought I'd share. It's SO easy and DEE-licious! You can make really yummy yams/sweet potatoes this way also (just omit the ranch dressing).
potatoes (enough to feed your family)
olive oil (or vegetable oil for us poor college students)
dry ranch dressing mix
Peel potatoes and cut into 1 inch chunks. Place in a gallon sized Ziplock bag. Pour enough oil in to coat potatoes. Sprinkle in some ranch dressing powder. Zip the bag and shake to coat each potato. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees until potatoes are tender and golden. Enjoy, all!!