This is one we've made in our family for a while. Have no idea where it came from. It gets eaten up every time. It is great for being very versatile. If you don't have an ingredient or two, you still may be able to make it. It's like a lot of other crab pasta salads, except that it has french dressing in it. My amounts are kind of guesstimated, because I just throw it together. If I don't use pickles, I add a little bit of dry dill. Best to use a chewy pasta like rotini or bow ties.