When Pasplore invited me to contribute a recipe to their holiday recipe mosaic I was quite flattered. A little holiday recognition for Joe! I thought. Then I saw the thing. Very cool, but talk about making a guy feel small — Lord! The size of the food blogosphere boggles the mind. That so many of you have found your way here is something of a miracle. That so many of you keep coming back, given all the nonsense you regularly find here, is an even greater miracle (and one I an extremely grateful for).