As luck would have it...
After messing around a little more, I figured out how to create a blank Page Layout document.
Go to File>New... and select the Blank template under the Basic category. When the blank template opens, select View>Inspector>Document Setup. About half way down on the Inspector panel, just under the Header and Footer check boxes, you'll see a check box labeled "Document Body." Uncheck that.
This will give you a new blank Page Layout document and the Insert menu will now show Insert>Page as an option.
That definitely gives you a blank page to work with. However, I can't figure out how to set the margins and I can't view the outline to make sure that I'm within my printer's margins which is useless.
I've already gone back to Pages '09. Enough time wasted already.