I have my home page set up as a static page, but I would like to add just a few posts (the 3-5 most recent) to the home page, beneath the static content. I already have a posting page, and I don't want to make my home page a posting page. I've tried "posts in a page" and "get posts" plug-ins, but the first one does nothing, and the second one only adds a list of posts.
From looking around online, I keep seeing where people mention add "loops" to the page, but I'm completely code-dumb, and all of those posts have been way over my head.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.