The "Show Recent Posts 2" snippet is a cute little implementation of SimplePie RSS parser designed with RapidWeaver® in mind. "Show Recent Posts 2" allows you to do just that, show your most recent blog posts on any other page (aside from your blog page of course), while maintaining some of your blog's original formatting. This version also includes the function for controlling the length of the posts. "Show Recent Posts 2" can be used in your main content area, in your sidebar, or wherever you think it would fit. You can get a copy here.
And for those looking for further assistance, please see this tutorial here.