I'm pleased to announce the Most Recent Posts plugin for WordPress. In short, it was a much needed plugin that was developed for some in-house use. Decided to give back and make it a tool available to the WordPress public.
The Most Recent Posts plugins allows WordPress developers to display the most recent posts. Included is a widget for displaying the most recent posts.
In addition, a configurable shortcode is included to allow the most recent posts to be displayed anywhere on a page, post or included in a theme.
If you think it needs anything more, I'm happy to take suggestions.
You can download Most Recent Posts plugin from http://wordpress.org/plugins/most-recent-posts/