Well, I replaced the stone and made our dinner on the new stone. I preheated it for about 45 minutes. It cooked just like the old one. The larger size allowed me to stretch the dough out to 16 inches and gave me a nice thin crust. It also gave me some wiggle room when putting the pizza on the stone.
I made a margarita pizza with julienned fresh basil, fresh mozzarella and sliced plum tomatoes.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan