Home Cooking with Amy Sedaris

It's late in the afternoon and it's almost Friday. You deserve a break. Take one while watching Jerri Blank humorist Amy Sedaris shove hot dogs onto a rake.

Sedaris is known for her acting roles in television shows like Strangers with Candy as much as she's known for being author David Sedaris's sister. But she's also an author herself.

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People! -- upon which the video above is based -- was released in November 2010 after years of Sedaris slyly showing off her "crafty" side in books like I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and brownie-baking demonstrations at places like the 2006 Texas Book Festival.

And because I already know you're going to want more of the wonderful wackiness seen above, here's a video of Amy Sedaris making "potato ships" while wearing fake nails and gingham panties.

You're welcome.

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Katharine Shilcutt