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Q: My second wedding anniversary is coming up and I’d like to prepare a special meal at home for my wife. Any suggestions for something not overly complicated?
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Q&A: Chef Corbin TomaszeskiTake three couples, add a dash of drama and a spoonful of one-upmanship and you get Dinner Party Wars, a competition in which couples face-off to throw the mother of all dinner parties. Chef and judge Corbin Tomaszeski gives 2 a behind-the-scenes peek at the ensuing mayhem.

2: How competitive do couples really get?
Tomaszeski: There's always that competitive nature with couples trying to outdo one another. But sometimes they actually try to sabotage the other parties! One pair placed a mousetrap in the hosting couple's bathroom. When the other guests saw it, they freaked out.

2: What's the most outrageous tactic a couple has used to win?
Tomaszeski: One couple hosted their dinner in a barn, which was decorated very beautifully. I guess the second pair felt threatened and tried to secure some entertainment for their turn, but it fell through. So as a last resort, the woman played music through her nose! The other couples were a little weirded out by it, but hey—she was a very talented women!

2: What mistakes do people make when trying to impress their guests?
Tomaszeski: Cooking something they've never made before. Experimenting is something you should do with the in-laws, not on a TV show. Also, being overly ambitious—you just end up running out of time or serving up a disastrous menu. Follow the K.I.S.S. method: Keep It Simple Stupid! Less is more. It's about taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary.