Either use the favorites drop down widget or use the direct dial under the widgets. This will be added to your home screen, or one of them anyways. You can also put them all in a folder (if you have multiple) so as to not clutter up your screen. These are a one touch dial, similar to a speed dial.
Hope that helps
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I bought Alarm Clock Plus from the Play Store. Had to get use to different settings but overall it does the same job as the pre-JB alarm did. In addition, you can further customize it for fonts and colors. I tried a few different alarm clocks before settling for this one.