Sun 26 Jul 2009
A widget that lists your most recent posts with excerpts, optionally limited to a category. The number of posts and excerpts is configurable; for example, you could show five posts but include the excerpt for only the most recent. Supports the_excerpt Reloaded and Advanced Excerpt for excerpts with HTML formatting.
This plugin uses the new widget features of WordPress 2.8, so you can have as many copies of the widget as you need.