No appetizer spread is complete without a good dip, but it takes time to chop and combine all of those ingredients. Use your stand mixer to speed up the process. When making spinach and artichoke dip, for example, mix together the cream cheese, mozzarella, seasonings, and other base ingredients until smooth. Then, throw in the spinach, artichokes, and other veggies. In just minutes you’ve made a creamy-yet-chunky dip that’s ready to pop in the oven.