Manually Set "Recent Items"


I often find myself adding a new item to my site that really isn’t worthy of being featured in the “Recent Items” listing on the front page of my site. I would like to be able to control which items appear in this listing, making it more of a selectable “Featured Items” listing instead of a true listing of the most recent items added. Is there any way that I can accomplish this? I’m using the Thanks, Roy theme if that helps, and my site’s address is