Don't be a dip -- stick to this delicious crab appetizer the next time you have a gathering. It's definitely a shell of a starter. This recipe proves that all openers are not created equal. Take a crack at this dip, and you'll quickly realize why that is.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
Place softened cream cheese in mixing bowl and whip. Fold in crabmeat, sherry, Old Bay and onion until well-blended. Fold in cheddar cheese. Use tomatoes, carrots, scallions and paprika for garnish. Serve with crackers.