Alex Guarnaschelli's Thanksgiving Traditions

You probably know Alex Guarnaschelli best as executive chef of New York City's Butter Restaurant, a crowned Iron Chef and a familiar face at the Chopped judges' table. What you may not know is that when it comes to Thanksgiving, Alex is probably having a very similar meal to yours. Alex reveals what her typical Thanksgiving dinner at home with her parents and daughter is like. She shares her family traditions from her childhood that still live on today, as well as the new traditions she's started with her daughter (and admitted that she usually doesn't prep for the big day very far in advance).

Check out the slideshow above to learn about Alex Guarnaschelli's Thanksgiving traditions, including her favorite part of the meal. Then, discover the chef's 10 tips for a foolproof Thanksgiving dinner, learn 10 things you didn't know about her and uncover her secrets to being a great home cook!