Putting global posts on a subsite?

Greetings! In another thread I was informed that the recent global posts widget doesn't work with subsites. How can I display posts from my main site onto a subsite?

I've come across yet another instance where shortcodes would seem perfect for displaying blog posts. Are shortcodes possible with blog posts in upfront?

Just to simplify...
I'm looking to display blog posts from the network (main site only) on a subsite with different display filters (ie by category, tag, publishing date, etc.)

I hope you can help!

Much Love
Ciro Bey