There are many ways that I wish I were like Martha Stewart. She has exquisite taste, a seemingly endless amount of energy, and really cool ideas.
Plus, when you know how to make everything from scratch, your post-apocalyptic life can be really tasteful and lovely.
Here's something that I never (in a million years) would have considered making from scratch and yet...
A simple recipe that is pretty and would be really impressive to other people (and has the added benefit of being customizable to your taste):
HOMEMADE SPRINKLES! (seriously)
Have fun and happy holidays!