Shro wrote:If anyone has any good recipes for any of these things or anything else made more easy with a stand mixer, please share!
In most cases, if the recipe says "cream", "beat" or "whip", you can do that bit in the stand mixer. Folding or anything that requires a delicate touch is going to be tricky or impossible in a stand mixer. You can use a stand mixer for just combining things, but it's probably not worth the extra washing up.
Things that are made easier include beating egg whites for meringue/mousse, whipping cream, creaming butter & sugar together for a cake or biscuit/cookie base, and kneading dough.
As far as adapting things go, I'd suggest just trying from a standard recipe if you think it's reasonable. I don't bother looking for specific stand mixer recipes, just use whatever sounds good and go from there. The worst that can happen is that your muffins can be used as offensive weapons or something similar - which is a bit of a hint that maybe that's not a good recipe for the mixer. If you're prepared to have stuff turn out badly on occasion you do get a feel for it after a while.