Does anyone have any recipes that they recommend?
keep the first one fairly simple. just decide, sweet, or dry?
What is different about making mead, from making beer?
honey lacks the vitamins and nitrogen that beer wort has. so yeast nutrient and yeast energizer are a must for the must (ha ha).
Can you use adjuncts like fruits? If so, which ones are good for it?
Absolutely, and these determine the mead style you're brewing. a spiced mead is called a metheglin. a fruit mead is a melomel...unless its grapes, in which case its a pyment.
if you mash some grains and add wort to the mead, its a braggot.
gotmead.com is indeed a good site that's dedicated to mead making. Schramm's book is top-notch if you want to get more serious reading.
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10