Cheese: shredded cheddar or jack, crumbled blue or feta, grated Parmesan
Fresh herbs and seasonings: chopped fresh basil, cilantro, oregano, or dill; crushed red pepper; seasoned salt; chopped chives
Meats: chili, taco meat, fajita chicken or beef, pulled pork, crumbled bacon, chopped ham, chopped salami or pepperoni, smoked salmon
Vegetables: chopped scallions or red onions; steamed broccoli, green beans, or asparagus; grilled corn; canned black or chili beans; chopped fresh tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes; sauteed spinach; sauteed mushrooms; grilled onions; roasted red peppers; sliced jalapenos; thawed frozen peas; chopped avocados or guacamole
Sauces & dressings: salsa; barbecue sauce; gravy; alfredo sauce; nacho sauce; blue cheese or ranch salad dressing; marinara sauce - or other red Italian sauce; pesto
--Scrub potatoes under water and dry them off. --Spray or rub potatoes with oil. --Use a metal fork to poke a few holes in each potato. --Put potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until soft. --If baking potatoes ahead for a party, the hot, baked potatoes can be stored in a cooler for up to 4 hours. Preheat the cooler with hot water before hand; empty and dry it right before adding the hot potatoes. --When it's time to serve, cut potatoes longways across the top of each potato and squeeze the ends together to open the potato. --Serve with a variety of toppings.