I suddenly thought about a favorite treat we enjoyed at work and home that looked strange to me but was so tasty! In the early 1990s, someone introduced me to this concoction. She put a brick of cream cheese on a plate, poured a jar of cocktail sauce with tiny shrimp over the entire brick. We then cut off chunks of cheese and spread it on crackers. It was delicious! I had my doubts when I first tried it, but it soon became a special treat. I'm going to show you two ways to serve this. I'm thinking the shrimp topping the cream cheese spread would be lovely for a brunch, but dicing the shrimp and putting it into the spread would be a perfect smear (or schmear, to be technical)! Top it with thinly sliced scallions to add some color with a mild onion flavor.