Have you seen this tutorial for the homepage? – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/how-to-setup-the-home-and-blog-page/
Also, there were some code snippets/tutorials created for Epik here – http://appfinite.com/forum/epik-theme-support/ at the top….They are the highlighted sticky posts.
You can just use the “Home” link for the menu and it will link to your home/frontpage. Click “view all” for it to show on the menu page.
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