April Preisler

location-pin Auburn, CA

School: Marquette University

Expertise: Recipe Development

April Preisler

  • Almost 10 years developing recipes and writing about food for her blog and Taste of Home


April is a food writer and photographer who launched her food blog, Food n' Focus, after a trip to Paris in 2011. She ran it from 2012 to 2021, developing recipes, writing about her travels and photographing both. She eventually relocated to Paris, where she told the stories of local chefs and wrote about local markets, foods and products unique to the regions where she traveled. Now, April lives in California with her family and works in marketing and sales. For Taste of Home, she writes about food and develops all kinds of recipes, from healthy pancakes to copycat cookies.


Marquette University, bachelor's in marketing and commercial real estate

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Articles & Recipes

Protein Pancakes

Try stirring in cacao nibs, blueberries or chopped pecans to make these pancakes your own. For the best flavor, toast the nuts before adding to the batter. —April Preisler, Auburn, California

How to Make Healthy Banana Pancakes

This recipe for healthy banana pancakes calls for only three ingredients: mashed banana, eggs and oats.

How to Grill Brats Like a Pro from Wisconsin

Let us show you how to grill brats the right way so they're juicy on the inside and snappy on the outside.