Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut off the top of the potatoes.
Using a small paring knife, cut rings around the interior of the potato.
Turn the potato upside-down and make cuts all the way around the potato. Leave the base of the potato skin intact to hold everything together.
Brush the exterior of the potato with olive oil and sprinkle with table salt.
Carefully flip the potato back over and add additional oil and salt and seasonings to the interior
Place the potatoes on foil and bake at 425 degrees. After 30 minutes of baking, brush the tops with additional olive oil and sprinkle with more salt.
Place the blooming potato back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
Top potatoes with shredded cheddar cheese and bake for an addition 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and add toppings of your choice.